"Lierop – impressive dome-church" Deurne Things to Do Tip by vtveen
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On our bike trip we were approaching the little village of Lierop and we couldn’t miss the building of the local church with an impressive dome towering above the houses and shops. Coming closer it turned out to be the Church of the Holy Name Jesus (Heilige Naam Jezus Kerk).
This neo-romanesque Catholic Church was designed by architect Carl Weber, who designed more than 20 churches in the Netherlands. This one was his smallest and last, which was built between 1890 and 1892. The church shows lots of Neo-gothic elements and is dominated by an impressive dome with a height of more than 50 metres.
As we entered the church we really were completely surprised by the beauty of its interior; it has such a warm red colour - we were told every brick has been painted - a fantastic painted Stations of the Cross, a wonderful choir with stained glass windows and still its original pews. The whole church is decorated with images of saints.
Sitting on one of the pews and looking around and into the impressive dome it is almost unbelievable people could built such an impressive and massive building more then hundred years ago.
The church is open for visitors from early May till mid September on Wednesday and Saturday from 1.30 - 5.00 pm. During the opening hours volunteers are present for explanation.
Address: Offermanstraat 3, 5715 AM Lierop
Directions: Lierop is located (signposted) about 8 km's from Deurne and easy accessible by car and bicycle.
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