Interiors of different churches in the Netherlands

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Nicolaikerk, Appingedam

2014

A pretty look from South to North trough the nave of the Nicolaikerk in Appingedam, a little town in the far North-East of the Netherlands. In the centre of the waterpainting we look to the "rug-positief" of this Hinsz-organ, built in 1744. The richcarved woodwork of this organ is made by Casper Struiwig. The church dates from the 13th century.

Grote Kerk Monnickendam

2013

A view seen from the south ambulatory to west. The buiding of this 3-ridged church started about 1400. To enter this church they have to walk the seven footsteps of the stairs as shown in the south  wall.

Grote- of St.Jacobskerk, Den Haag

2012

Built in the 15th century. Looking to the south aisle and ambulatory. A hugh column, one of six, wearing the wooden ceiling of the north and south chapels. The stained glass window shows Jan de Bakker who was executed at the stake (1625) for sake of his faith.

Martinikerk, Groningen

2012

A view at the north aisle and ambulatory. One of the stairs leads to the pews for the church counsels. In this church there is the worldfamous organ, originally dated 1480, in the 18th cent. changed and enlarged by Schnitger and Hinsz.

Mariakerk, Krewerd

2012

This little church, built on a terp about 1280. The interior is very interesting because of the ceilings like melons. The organ dates from 1531 and is the oldest still playing organ in Holland.

Petrus en Pauluskerk, Loppersum

2012

South aisle looking east in the biggest village church in North-Groningen. Especially the choir is very impressive even as it is the organ by Hinsz (1735) and dates from 1562. The organ case is oak, the goldencoloured carvings were made by Casper Struiwig in 1735.

Eusebiuskerk, Arnhem

2011

Starting in 1947 this church is rebuilt after the acts of war - a bridge to far - in 1944. Looking from the southwest aisle trough the nave and crossing into the north transept and choir.

Sint Janskerk, Gouda

2011

This church is the longest in the Netherlands, with a length of 123 metres. Famous are the many stained glass windows. The Moreau organ dates from 1736. View through the western nave into the north aisle.

Grote Kerk, Dordrecht II

2010

This Grote Kerk owns a chamber organ, its 3-manual historic organ from 1859 in a wonderful older case as which was built in 1679. The new "Bach" organ in the Mary chapel dates from 2007. View from the north aisle diagonal to the historic organ.

Grote Kerk, Dordrecht

2010

One of the longest churches in the Netherlands, 108 metres. Very impressive woodcarved choirstalls  from the early renaissance (1538-1542). Seen from the north transept to the west.

Walburgiskerk, Zutphen

2010

View from the north ambulatory into the retro-choir. Built in the 11th. century and owns the unique Librije (1661) - a librairy - with many calligraphic written books and Baeder organ from 1639.

Oostkerk, Middelburg

2010

An octogonale church built in 1667 especially for the protestants. The pulpit central and chairs around it. A Belgium organbuilder, de Rijckere, finished the building of a new organ in 1763.

Grote of Stevenskerk, Nijmegen

2009

South transept with its magnificently woodcarved entry by Cornelis Schaeff (1632). The chapel at the left hand shows a painting from the 15th century.

Grote of St.Vituskerk, Naarden

2009

South aisle looking into the ambulatory. This church is famous because of the painted wooden ceiling with biblical scenes (1510-1518). Traditional Bach's Mathew Passion is sungen every year on Good Friday for members of the Dutch Government.

Nicolaïkerk, Utrecht

2009

South aisle and transept with heraldics of the van Os family. At the end the wooden memorial of Van Lynden van Luneburg. A view from east to west.

Grote Kerk Vianen

2009

North aisle looking west. A church with a wooden ceiling in two directions: the nave ceiling parallel, the chapels rectangular on the nave. (Similar to Den Haag)

Grote of St.Joriskerk, Amersfoort

2008

A pretty look from east into the south aisle. At the end a painting of St.George and the dragon, patron saint of this church. The church owns a splendid rood loft in Baumberger sandstone, built probable about 1470.  

Grote of Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

2008

South aisle and transept to the west. This church was badly damaged during the Blitz on May 14, 1940. Rebuilt from 1952-1968. The transept organ is built by Marcussen in an older case.  

Hervormde Kerk, Ravenstein (2)

2008

  This pittoresk town owns together with R.C. Luciachurch a protestant garisson church. Built in 1641. The organ is a cabinet organ, the bellow must be trampled by foot. (See also Ravenstein I)

Grote- of St.Stevenskerk, Nijmegen

2008

  A very wide ambulatory of the Stevenskerk. Nice red polychromated piers decorates this space. View from north to south. By mistake this church was destroyed by American bombers on February 22, 1944.

Hervormde Kerk, Ravenstein

2007

  This protestant church dates from 1644, the pulpit is built in 1644 and the screen followed in 1659. A view from west to east. (See also Ravenstein II)

Oude- of St.Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

2007

View at the transeptorgan on a hugh balustrade between the St.Joris chapel and Weitkopers chapel. In this corner Saskia van Uylenburgh, Rembrandt 's first wife was buried. Looking from west to north east.

Wester of Gomaruskerk, Enkhuizen

2007

Seen from the northeast to the southwest. Interesting fourniture like richcarved woodwork such as pulpit and choirscreen. The organ was built in 1547 but no more playable. In 2011 the organ case is restaurated. A restauration is following after detailed reconstruction, hopefully in mean tone.

Grote- of Barbarakerk, Culemborg

2006

From the transept a view into the south ambulatory with its choir organ, restaurated in 2012.

Oude- of St.Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

2006

East ambulatory seen from the north east aisle. At the right hand a sober screen which separates  the choir. This church is the oldest of Amsterdam situated in the red light area.

Grote- of St.Stevenskerk, Nijmegen

2006

South aisle seen from west to east with a part of the rich carved pulpit.

Grote Kerk, Harderwijk

2006

North aisle with a view at a later builded wall to plug up after the collapse of the tower and nave in 1797.

Grote- of St.Stevenskerk, Nijmegen

2006

  The south transept window. A typical window because of the 2/6 blinded part.

Grote- of Andreaskerk, Hattem

2005

View from the nave looking east into the choir with choir screen and left the Slegel organ (+/-1550). In 1974 Flentrop organbuilders restaurated it in the real mean tone.

Grote- of Laurenskerk, Weesp

2005

North aisle looking east. Very heavy beams are coloured in the same turquase paint as the quarter round ceiling.

Hervormde Kerk, Nieuwpoort

2005

View from the ambulatory to the pulpit and organ, seen from east to west. This church is built in 1420. In 1774 they built a new facade with a little tower.

Grote- of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Breda

2004

From the north aisle to the historic organ case which is painted in the colours of the House of Nassau who lived in Breda. Historical documents already mention an organ as early as 1410. The present is built by Flentrop in 1969 in the older case wit use of older pipework.

Oude- of St.Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

2002

From the south aisle (Elisabeth Galen chapel) into the north aisle (Hamburger chapel). View at the positiv of the great organ, built by Christian Vater between 1724-1726.

Oude- of St.Nicolaaskerk, Amsterdam

2000

South aisle looking east to west. Visible is the enormous width of the aisle in this 3-ridged church. The famous composer and organist of this church, Sweelinck, died in 1621 and was buried here.

Grote- of St.Michaelskerk, Zwolle

2006

Sepia waterpainting and pen of the 3-ridged St.Michaëlschurch. North aisle to west.

Grote- of St.Michaelskerk, Zwolle

2006

Sepia waterpainting and pen from the south aisle, behind the rich carved pulpit by Adam Straes between 1617 and 1622.

Grote- of Laurenskerk, Weesp

2006

The choir at the very end with hugh windows. The pew in the centre belonged to the old Latin school and is crowned with the top of the former pulpit. Sepia waterpainting and pen.

Grote- of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Breda

2004

Pulpit and piers of the (south) nave. Seen from the choir screen. Sepia waterpainting.

Grote- of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Breda

2004

Pulpit and back side of the Prince of Nassau's pew. He lived in Breda. View from the north aisle into the south aisle. Sepia waterpainting.

Grote- of Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Breda

2004

The south ambulatory seen from the west, trough the transept. Sepia waterpainting.