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The church with the most amazing arbor paintings

Famous for its annual Matthäus Passion is this monumental big town church which history goes back... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
Naarden, The Netherlands
Look up - then look down

The highlight of this church is the wooden ceiling. It is stained rather than painted. Bring... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2015
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Famous for its annual Matthäus Passion is this monumental big town church which history goes back to 1350 when the first church was built, enlarged in 1455. Its wooden ceiling is covered by the most amazing paintings. It is great to climb the tower and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The highlight of this church is the wooden ceiling. It is stained rather than painted. Bring binoculars. After exploring this treat, now look down at the floor tombstones.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Situated in the historical centre of Naarden, this church is well worth a visit. Walk around it and leet your kids find and count the old cannonballs still lodged in the walls. And there are a few as well lodged in the inside walls. probably...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

The 'Big Church' is a perfect name for this Naarden church. It is impressively big. Wander around and breathe in the height of the place, the painted wooden ceilings, the floors with commemorative natural stones for people that have passed in the past.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This church is very interesting and beautiful! By the time we visited it, the World Press Photo was in there, and I must say that it was a spectacular venue for that. We could appreciate even more the photos on such a calm, relaxed and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 July 2015

There are lots of functions in this church, and It's not always open just for a stroll and to listen to the organist playing. Its a pretty building, amazingly grand for such a small town. Beautiful ceilings!

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank leistikov
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Bring your binoculars. Free entrance to an amazing church (cathedral size) with 23 paintings on the wooden, barrel ceiling. The docent was very helpful and there are materials to peruse in English as well as Dutch. The town and fortifications are also terrific and very...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Vicki S
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