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  Behind already beautiful facades are more secrets
by Pavlik_NL

After the main reformations, many subgroups and religious sects appeared around Europe. The many many ways that the bible could be interpreted lead to an equal variety of believes. One of them, the "Remonstrants" (followers of the ideas of Arminius) were exciled from the reformation in the Synod of Dordrecht of 1619 and had to hide out (just as the Catholics needed from these times. Crooked thing was still that the independance struggle within the Netherlands was also based on freedom of religion! In Delft the "Remonstrants" found a sheltered place behind the facades of the Oude Delft within an old malt-house (brewery). It still can only be found by going into a small alley and under a decorated top stone. The exterior of the building is very sober, though not as sober as other Dutch classic protestant churches. Through the years the church has been changed a few times in seize as popularity of the Remonstrants grew. They however always stayed faithful towards this hiding out location.

Address: Wijnhaven 13

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  • Written Apr 12, 2005
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