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Nederland - Egmond aan den Hoef, Slotkapel

The first Slotkapel (Castle Chapel) - dedicated to Saint Catherine, the patron of the nobility, was built in 1229, commissioned by Willem I van Egmont. It was located next to the castle of Egmond. In 1430 Count Jan van Egmond ordered the demolition and rebuilding of the chapel in its current simple Gothic style as a one-aisled church.

The chapel and castle were destroyed in 1573 in the Eighty Years War, during the siege of the city of Alkmaar. In 1633 the chapel was restored by the States of Holland and West Frisia. Various cities, aristocrats and companies from that time made donations for the restoration, including the fantastic stained-glass windows. The unique clock in the centuries-old tower was made in 1682 by Christiaan Huygens.

In 1960 the Slotkapel was in a very poor condition and the municipality intended the demolition of the church. Due to the efforts of a group of citizens the chapel was restored and does still exist. Nowadays it serves as a venue for weddings, exhibitions and concerts.
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53 comments

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Wunderschön!!!
Ein schönes Wochenende, und viele Grüsse!
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John Cass said:

Beautiful set of images, I love the one with the water.
2 weeks ago

Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Belle chapelle qui méritait les restaurations pour sa survie... Superbes images qui nous la montrent dressée dans un beau parc !
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Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

magnifiques photos et église***********************
bonne fin de semaine mon ami♫
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Trudy Tuinstra said:

mooi.
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Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images !
Bon weekend. Amitiés
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Pat Del said:

Une chapelle traditionnelle, qui a su conserver son vieux cimetière attenant.
2 weeks ago ( translate )

Roger (Grisly) said:

Beautiful chapel nicely captured Jaap,
HFF and an interesting weekend
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Fred Fouarge said:

HFF-Jaap
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J. Gafarot said:

Superb building.
The inserts are as expected from you: very good anf interesting
Thank you for the Note.
2 weeks ago

Ruesterstaude said:

Danke für die schöne informative Dokumentation, Jaap!
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David Slater (Spodde… said:

HFF Jaap. Beste wensen.
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Patrick Brandy said:

Faut conserver ses vestiges une magnifique photo bon week-end
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Rosalyn Hilborne said:

Beautifully captured pictures and excellent information.
HFF and a good weekend Jaap.
2 weeks ago

Herb Riddle said:

A fine looking church Jaap. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
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