Catharijnekerk, Brielle

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  • What a beautiful church and what a great acoustics. Superb execution of the Matheuspassion by Bango choir. Special place with rich history. Well worth a visit.
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  • Such a beautiful old building, and it cost only 1 euro to climb to the top! The views from the top over Brielle and beyond are beautiful.  more »
  • Gothic church. Important are the glass Windows that tell the history of Brielle: RAID of the Beggars and the marriage of William of Orange. Around the Church: some modern groups of sculptures.
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  • The Sint-Catharijnekerk is build in the 15-16th Century, it survived the Spanish attack on Brielle in the 1570s, and in here our national hero Willem of Oranje married to his third wife Charlotte of Bourbon in 1575.
  • Also, like so many places has a so called den Briel. Large church in its midst. I already have more reported that it often concerns with a long past, so churches dating back to the middle ages. The churches had a name, but then, of course, because at that time everyone was Roman Catholic, the Church was also a RC Church with typically the name of the Patron Saint. When the Reformation began, yes there is always a little goedmakend about done, but it was just religious wars, just ' Northern Ireland ' on his Dutch, who has the true faith and chops the other in the pan, demolishes his Church, steals all historical objects, iconoclastic they call it and also the church suddenly different is named as large church, village church, old church. In Brielle is still a little consistent and is the great Church just St. Catharijne Church, despite that he after the iconoclastic and reformation obliged him. It may turn out that St. Catherine Church, Center of religion and culture, an impressive history. Coming from the West London (a historic Street in Den Briel) gets the visitor a wonderful sight on the massive St. Catharijne Church and Tower. So the Roman Catholic Church was built between 1417 and 1482. In 1456 is a big part destroyed by fire. The rebuilding starts in 1462, but if the money runs out in 1482 and Church and Tower may not be phased out. The tower counts than 60 meters high (318 steps) instead of the intended 120 meters and the church building does not go beyond the ship. The transept (transept) and chorus are not got past what foundations in the ground. The ship is closed between the two already-built vieringspijlers. From april 1572-after the sea beggars had conquered Brielle on the Spaniards-is the Saint-Catharijne church a Protestant Church, but still with its original name. Saint Catherine of Alexandria is, of course, a Saint and a martyr. There are two legends about it, which is too long (see the website about this, Wikipedia etc.), but so is the patron saint St. Catherine. Despite the fact that we are an unfinished Brabants-Gothic church in steps our eye affected by an overwhelming space with a beautiful light. Impressive are the pillars, tombstones and monuments, as well as the four stained-glass Windows. The pillars carry the hack of the side aisles and the nave and are closed by cyclamen capitals. Around the pillars are 18th-century banks operating in that time were intended for the City Government and clerical and secular authorities. The pulpit and the so-called baptism garden are a gift from 1778. The great ten commandments sign from 1677 and the Comb-organ from 1854 hang on the East facade. A climb in the Tower (318 steps) will take you to the platform, from where you have a beautiful view on Den Briel, one of eighteen cities of Holland from earlier centuries. Curious? You can visit the Church and Tower in the real! In the book The Saint Catharijne, a monument of history and art, read the extensive history of Church and Tower, with text and photos of Henk Vegter. The book is for sale in the ' Church '.
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  • The great Church, with its Tower, for the entrance of €1.00 you can not simply ignore. View from the tower is also very beautiful
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  • Good and cosy, auction went better after the pause, after replacing lady speaker and after my opinion, what gesitueerder more later public who really did for the Church. Most of the guests had no idea what was meant.
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  • Always fun to climb to the tower. Painting and busts with well-known heroes.
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