St. John's Cathedral

St. John's Cathedral, Den Bosch

St. John's Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
09:00 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:30
Thursday
09:00 - 16:30
Friday
09:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 16:30
Sunday
09:00 - 16:30
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RavWoj
Rybnik, Poland701 contributions
Beautiful, magnificent piece of architecrure
Oct 2021
This enormous gothic cathedral is so beautiful outside and inside that it is “must visit” place. On one side it is located by a square and on the other by one of the main streets with shops.
Written 25 October 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,766 contributions
Astonishing
Aug 2020
This cathedral is unique in the Netherlands, as its gothic style architecture shows a more southern influence. In contrast to the austere Protestant north, churches in the former duchy of Brabant are more expressive and exuberant in appearance. Most of them are in present-day Belgium like the ones in Antwerp dedicated to Mary, Leuven and Mechelen. Even today the people's culture in the south of the Netherlands is more similar to that of Flanders (and other Dutch speaking parts of Belgium).

I was struck by the worship of the 'Zoete Moeder' in one of the chapels. Ordinary Catholic people still go here to pray and convey wishes or thanks to Mary. Just imagine, centuries after the successful conquest of Den Bosch by 'de Staatsen' (Protestant army) led by Frederik Hendrik in 1629 (turning point in the war against Spain).
Written 26 September 2020
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Micha_HAJ
176 contributions
Great Place
Aug 2020 • Family
A very big cathedral with a lot of historical places. Vdry well preserved. We like this plac...doof nur, dass ich 100 Zeichen schreiben miss

Written 16 August 2020
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,204 contributions
Majestic cathedral
Aug 2020 • Friends
This grand and hugely impressive cathedral has the largest tower of a Catholic church in The Netherlands. Not only did we walk the incredible length of the church, but we also climbed the bell tower on a guided tour which was terrific. We learnt about the historic significance of Sint-Janskathedraal throughout the years, how music is played before the hour is marked by the ringing of the bells and why the organ found here is one the most important pieces of instrument in the whole of The Netherlands!
Written 14 August 2020
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~nm
The Hague, The Netherlands157 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
May 2020 • Friends
Went to see the church on a spur of a moment decision while we had to kill time. It’s beautiful and majestic inside.
Written 7 June 2020
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382ceesm
Heinsberg, Germany3 contributions
Guided tour in the bell tower
Mar 2020 • Friends
Very interesting tour. It is quite a climb but it is rewarded with a good explanation of the bells an its programmed bell sequence.
Beautiful view over the city
Written 17 March 2020
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329halinav
Pretoria, South Africa34 contributions
Unique cathedral with beautifu4l interior and exterior
Feb 2020
One of two cathedrals in the world that has these statues on the arches, the only one where the statues look up. If you are lucky and they have the roof open in summer, do it. It is truly a sight to behold. The interior is richly decorated and the windows are breathtaking. The entrance from the market has a window that has a panel dedicated to WWII, enter and look back and up. The Maria chapel is still heavily used, with various saints along the walls. Have a look at the wood engravings all along the sides.
Written 6 March 2020
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edmondite
edmond, oklahoma1,134 contributions
One of the most ornate cathedrals!
Feb 2020
The outside of this cathedral is amazing! There are so many statues and interesting things about it. Inside is also beautiful.
Written 2 March 2020
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Jack van Ham
Waterloo, Canada10 contributions
Beautiful architecture and surroundings
Jul 2019
We passed by this beautiful church on our way to a canal tour.
It is really close to the market, which is a must visit if you plan to be here on a Saturday.
Written 11 February 2020
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Klomptgoed
Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands402 contributions
Most beautiful cathedral south Netherlands
Feb 2020 • Friends
Every time I visit this cathedral, I discover something new. What a beautiful church building. You have to see it for yourself.
Written 31 January 2020
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