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Impressive looking church with beautiful architecture. However, similar to other reviewers we were very disappointed that despite visiting several times over 4 days it was always closed. opening times are not available and as one of the tourist recommended sites this isnt very helpful.
This large church is clearly the point of view when climbing the steps to the citadel in town. Once inside it shows the simplicity of the Reformers view of worship. Entrance is free, but there is a donation box for helping with the ongoing restoration....More
The Hooglandse kerk unfortunately was not open (on weekdays?) and I was not able to see its architecture or glass art. In the summertime, near and close to the church contempary sculptures are on display under the title 'beelden in Leiden'. It may be worthwhile...More
The Hooglandse kerk is no real cathedral (although in the 19th century plans to change it into one have been discussed), but it centrainly is one of the most beautiful late-medieval churches in Brabant gothic style in the Netherlands. The fact that the Reformation stopped...More
The church started as a Catholic church but during the Calvinist movement and subsequent war for independence from Spain, the Church became Calvinist and all human representations were eliminated. One can still see some of the signs in the central columns of the church. The...More
Hooglandse Kerk is a huge brick gothic church from the 15th century. You can see it from almost any place in Leiden, and it is worth stopping by. Unfortunately there were services in session when we stopped by - so we couldn't really do it...More