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Sint Laurenskerk

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Address: Grotekerkplein 101, 3011 GC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Beautiful Church

It is all that is left of the city’s medieval buildings. It dates back to the 15th century. The bronze doors are based on the theme of War and Peace. I wasn't able to go inside as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Having visited a number of cathedrals in Europe, we didn't find this too exciting. It looked fantastic from the outside but didn't have much to see when we walked in... If you do have time to spare, then worth a visit but otherwise.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we visited this church they were renovating it, so I cannot say much about the building or the inside. The facade at the front beside the statue of Erasmus was free and looked impressive when lit up at night.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A landmark in Rotterdam, this is the only medieval building left in Rotterdam. Take a look inside, the church organ is magnificent, the statues and drawings are well worth a look.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Cathedral looks imposing form outside but very unusual inside - boasting a cafe and even a pieces of different worlds religions, even far from Christianity. It is even used as a club by students

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is all that is left of the city’s medieval buildings. It dates back to the 15th century. The bronze doors are based on the theme of War and Peace. I wasn't able to go inside as there was a concert going on but if I ever get back...I'll be sure to make it inside!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Learning about the history of the church and the determination of Rotterdam's citizens to rebuild it after the war was both sad and inspiring. I very much enjoyed my time visiting this incredible building.

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

"Our cathedral" Destroyed during WW2 but beautifully restored to its old glory. Last resting place for several famous Dutch historical figures.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our visit was unplanned, we simply saw the Tower from our lunch venue and decided to explore. However, what we found was astonishing, a spectacular church with a very chequered history. Originally commenced in 1450, it is now the only remaining building relating to the medieval City and was heavily damaged by bombing in 1940 when the area was decimated.... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We love visiting churches and this one is quite different. An old church that reflects a new type of ministry and congregation. There is a small charge to visit. There is also a cafe near the entrance.

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The Sint Laurenskerk is a church that survived the bombing of Rotterdam in the second world war. Picture this church standing upright amidst piles of rumble from bombed houses, buildings. The church is now a landmark of Rotterdam, with the square tower from which you can oversee some parts of Rotterdam.

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