In the late fourteenth century, the rapidly-growing Monnickendam decided to build a new church. A location on the outskirts of the city was chosen to protect the building from city fires. Construction took 250 years. After the reformation the church was established as a Reformed church. In earlier years, those who could afford it, were buried in the church.

The Great Church is open during the summer months for public viewing.

There are crowded celebrations every two weeks in the church. See www.kerkpleinmonnickendam.nl

The great church is regularly rented out. The space is ideally suitable for exhibitions, concerts, receptions, conferences and of course for weddings and funerals. In the summer months the church is regularly used for exhibitions.