Laurenskerk Rotterdam

  • Also Known As: Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk
  • English: St Lawrence Church

  • Address: 27 Grotekerkplein
  • Vicinity: Binnenrotte
  • Type: Church
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Laurenskerk Rotterdam is a late medieval church in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Extensively restored in the 1960's, the stone edifice houses an 18th century copper choir screen, two important organs and fine monuments to Dutch Admiral Jan van Brakel, Rear Admiral Witte de With and Witte Corneliszoon de With. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1500/00/00 St Lawrence Church, the first all stone building in Rotterdam, is built between 1449 and 1525.
1540/00/00 A renaissance organ from the Herv Kerk in Schoonhoven is in the southern transept arm at St Lauren's church.
1659/10/07 The remains of Dutch naval officer Witte Corneliszoon de With, who died at the Battle of the Sound, are interned at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk in Rotterdam.
1665/06/13 Admiral Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer of the United Provinces of the Netherlands is killed by a cannonball during the Battle of Lowestoft near Suffolk, Kingdom of England. His grave memorial is at St Lauren's Church, Rotterdam.
1690/07/10 Dutch rear admiral Jan van Brakel is killed in the Battle of Beachy Head near Beachy Head, Kingdom of England. His grave memorial is located in St Lauren's Church in Rotterdam.
1715/00/00 The copper choir screen St Lauren's church dates from 1711-1715.
1933/09/00 Patrick Leigh Fermor Life On his first morning in Holland, Patrick Fermor walks along the Boomjes, a long quay in Rotterdam, and visits St Lawrence Church. A Time of Gifts (book)
1940/05/14 St Lawrence Church is completely burnt out during the Rotterdam Blitz. The walls and tower survive.
1952/00/00 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands lays the foundation stone for the restoration of St Lawrence Church. The restoration won't be finished until 1968.
1959/00/00 Marcussen and Son Manufacturer The three-keyhorn organ with free pedal at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk was made by Marcussen and Son of Denmark.

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Particulars for Laurenskerk Rotterdam:
Area of Significance Architecture
Area of Significance Art
Structure Belfry, Campanile
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Area of Design Decorative Arts
Architectural Style Gothic
Historic Use Graves, burials
Musical Instrument Organ
Fine Art Relief Sculpture
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Building Attribute Stained Glass

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A Time of Gifts (book) Travelogue Patrick Leigh Fermor I hadn't gone far before the door of the Groote Kirk - the cathedral attached to the enormous belfry - beckoned me inside.

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