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Westerkerk

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Identification

Westerkerk
Westertoren
111081

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • The rectangular church is expressed in Dutch Renaissance style and is built from brick and stone with a wooden barrel vault over the nave.
  • The twelve chandeliers in the church are electric and are replicas of the originals.
  • Westerkerk was officially opened in 1631 on Whitsunday.
  • This is the largest Protestant church in the Netherlands.
  • The church's tower exhibits the symbol of the Imperial Crown of Maximillian of Austria, a gift to Amsterdam for its support for the Austro-Burgundian princes.
  • The artist Rembrandt is buried in the church and in 1966 Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus were married here.

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Location

Prinsengracht 281
Prinsengracht 281
1016 GW
Amsterdam
Noord-Holland
Netherlands

Technical Data

278.87 ft
278.87 ft
95.14 ft
1620
1638

Involved Companies

Hendrick de Keyser
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