"Gereformeerde Doleantiekerk - Made in 1893." Zwartsluis Things to Do Tip by Jerelis

Zwartsluis Things to Do: 9 reviews and 14 photos

  The front facade of the Doleantiekerk.
by Jerelis

Walking through the village of Zwartsluis is nice and you will see more than enough history passing by. One of the things you won't see at corner of the N334 is the (damped) Stadsingel. Right here there used to be an canal, but in the seventies it was damped in order to proivide space for the current busy road. Only the name of this street, Het Singel, still reminds of this old canal. But don't you worry the Gereformeerde Doleantiekerk (Reformed Church) still stands :) .

The Reformed Church Doleantiekerk of 1893 was built by contractor Weijs after several congregations in the Zwartewaterland area joined together. This current church building was made here to replace a little wooden church of 1887. It was originally flanked on the left side by a neo-Renaissance style vestry, which has been demolished in the seventies and replaced by the extension of existing rectory and meeting space. In my opinion a bit to modern to stand so close to this beautiful historical building. The neo-Renaissance architecture of the church building is without doubt inspired by the architecture of Hendrick de Keijser Amsterdam in the early 17th century.

Address: Het Singel 18, Zwartsluis.
Directions: North of the city center.

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  • Updated Sep 14, 2011
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