"Terwolde – church on the square" Terwolde Things to Do Tip by vtveen

Terwolde Things to Do: 3 reviews and 13 photos

  Terwolde - church on the square
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The old Protestant church of Terwolde is a real ‘village church’. It is located on the tree lined square, the heart of the village with the only super market and the church. The square in front of the church has a bench - meeting point for the locals - and an old water pump.

The church - dating back about seven hundred years - is early Gothic and demonstrates that Terwolde must have been a significant village in the Middle Ages. The church is owned by the parish, the tower on the other hand by the civil community. Church. organ and tower are protected monuments. The plump tower has a remarkable saddle roof and can be seen from some distance.

The interior has some nice wall and vault paintings, but I have to admit that I didn’t see them till yet (only on the internet, see for instance: http://www.historischcentrumoverijssel.nl/NR/rdonlyres/4DD1AEA6-8933-4A2B-BB00-52A6C7F2552C/0/03.pdf. or http://www.santiago.nl/jacobaliafoto/jac-ge-30.html and http://picasaweb.google.com/jackardolus/CosmasEnDamianusTerwolde#)

As many churches - especially in smaller villages - in the Netherlands the church isn’t open for visitors. Just during regular services and special events it is open. But perhaps an inhabitant could help you, because I’m sure they are very proud of this little gem.

Directions: On the square in the middle of the village; you can not miss the tower.
Website: http://www.hervormdterwolde.nl/

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2010
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