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This church was finished in 1525 and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Its 62 meter high tower was once a landmark, but is now hidden between the skyscrapers. Rotterdam?s central church is not only the last remaining gothic building of the city. It is a symbol for peace as well as a symbol of Rotterdam?s will to survive after the heavy destructions and the sufferings of World War II. The church was heavily damaged during the bombings of 1940, only leaving the tower and most parts of the outer walls. The church was reconstructed after between 1951 and 1968 with works of different artists, but keeping its original style. Today, the yearly ?bevrijdingsdag? ceremony ? to celebrate the liberation from Nazi Germany on May 5th 1945 ? is held here.

Address: http://www.laurenskerkrotterdam.nl/
Directions: At the eastern part of the town center, close to the Binnenrotte

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  • Written Feb 3, 2007
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