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  • Oudshoornse kerk - Alphen aan den Rijn

Maybe the most beautifull church in Alphen, in the 18th century it was already called the splendour of Rijnland.

The church was built in 1663-1665, the architect was Daniƫl Stalpaert. The funds came from Cornelis de Vlaming. He was a rich and influencual man who bought the title of "ambachtsheer van Oudshoorn". Untill 1918 the village of Oudshoorn was an independant village after that it was incorperated in Alphen aan den Rijn.

The most special in the church are the painted glass windows. In the 17th century it was a token of richness and importance to give a window to a church. In this church you can find all the original 17th century windows. One was donated by Prince William Henry, the later King William III. Most windows bear the shields of the donating party.

In the top of the ceiling you will find a clock. In the beginning this clock was attached to the clock in the tower. Today however it is an independant clock.

I visited the church during open monument day (a once a year happening) and forgot to ask if they are open for public on other occasions.

Address: Oudshoornseweg 90
Website: http://www.oudshoornsekerk.nl/

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  • Written Sep 12, 2007
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