From the oldest parts of the medieval building, such as the chapel containing the grave of the ‘Knight of Jerusalem’ right up to a new film installation highlighting the church’s history, this exhibition will give you the fool story on this stunning building. You’ll learn about Dutch kings and queens from the nineteenth century through to the
Royal Wedding of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima.
Everything in the church’s rich history has been included, think the Iconoclasm from the 16th century, the rebuilding of the church following the great fire in 1645, its literary pantheon, and its commemorative stones for famous Dutch writers.
And it doesn’t stop there. See medieval frescoes, gravestones laid directly into the floor, or peer up at the stained-glass windows for more historic stories. The church’s organ is breathtaking, and also happens to be the largest historic organ in the land. In the 17th century, it was played every day, and throughout this exhibition, it will be played on a weekly basis —COVID-19 restrictions allowing, naturally.