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Nederland - Denekamp, Sint-Nicolaaskerk

The history of the Sint-Nicolaaskerk (Church of Saint Nicholas) is dating back to the year of 1276, when Denekamp was mentioned as a parish for the first time. The church is one of the few religious buildings erected in the region of Twente in the 13th century that is still largely preserved.

The medieval part of the present church consists of a single-bay. As far as this region of the Netherlands is concerned it is the oldest preserved single-bay church, though no longer completely intact.

The medieval parts were built of sandstone from nearby Bentheim. The tower was built against the church in the second half of the 15th century (or early 16th century). Later there were many more enlargements, the last one started in 1910 with the construction of a new transept and choir and apse, which were built with bricks. Architect ‘Te Riele’ also gave the tower - which had been fully closed - an entrance in a pseudo-Romanesque style.

After the reformation the church was used by the protestant minority for about two centuries. In 1809 King ‘Lodewijk Napoleon’ gave back the church to the Catholics. The church is still used for services.
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54 comments

Annemarie said:

a series of beautiful images Jaap
Wish you a serene Friday and weekend!
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

Stunning interior and exterior!!!!!!
All the best*****
8 weeks ago

Kawasirius said:

Belle présentation de cette église avec un descriptif intéressant !
Bonne fin de semaine, Jaap, HFF !
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Schussentäler said:

eine prunkvolle Kirche
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Patrice Leconte said:

Un très bel édifice , et un très belle intérieur, bravo pour ces clichés.
Amitiés
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Heide said:

Sehr schönes Kirchengebäude mit wunderbarem festlichem Innenraum.
Fabelhaft aufgenommen, Jaap.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Remarquable et excellente prise de vue bien partagée.
Bonne et heureuse fin de semaine salutaire.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

TOZ said:

A beautiful view of this church interior .
Have a great day.
TOZ
7 weeks ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

Excellent series of interesting images with comprehensive notes, Jaap,
The interior images are special, HFF and a great weekend,
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle said:

Another well documented church from you Jaap. A good place always for rope fences. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
7 weeks ago

LotharW said:

HFF, Jaap. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes und sonniges Wochenende! Bleib gesund. . und danke für die Info!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Xata said:

HFF Jaap
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de cette belle église !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Da zeigst du eine sehr schöne Serie von dieser Kirche lieber Jaap,sehr schön ist das Licht im Inneren der Kirche :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,liebe Grüße Güni :))
7 weeks ago ( translate )

David Slater (Spodde… said:

HFF Jaap and happy weekend.
7 weeks ago ( translate )