Grote of Sint Nicolaas Kerk
The Grote Kerk is the most iconic historic building in Monnickendam. The Grote Kerk is a three-hall church. The roofs of the three halls rest on the outer walls and on 24 pillars. The almost ten meter wide oak choir screen is one of the showpieces of the Grote Kerk. The church can be visited from mid-May to the end of September. The church belongs to the Protestant community of Monnickendam.
At the end of the fourteenth century, the rapidly growing Monnickendam decided to build a new church. A location on the edge of the city was chosen to protect the building from city fires. Construction took 250 years. After the Reformation, the church was furnished as a Reformed church. In earlier years, those who could afford it were buried in the church.
Viewings, services and agenda
The Grote Kerk is open for public viewing during the summer months.
Every two weeks there are busy celebrations in this church. See www.kerkpleinmonnickendam.nl
The large church is regularly rented out. The space is very suitable for exhibitions, concerts, receptions, conferences, and of course weddings and funerals.
There are concerts, exhibitions and markets in the church throughout the year, visit the website for the agenda.
The opening hours depend on the season and the events organized, also check the website for this