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  Saint Joris church, one of the oldest in it's kind
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Presumably one of the oldest buildings of Amersfoort. The Sint Joris (Saint Georges) was founded as a chapel between 1132 and 1196. When Amersfoort became a city the town decided to need a larger church and the chapel was turned into a modest crusific basilic church under bishop Jan van Diest. Finished construction already in 1337 it is one of the oldest in it's almost unchanged form within The Netherlands. Only damages through cityfires and warfare made some repairs necessary. The original form was somewhat altered in the 15th century, when the sidewings were broadened to offer more space within the churches mid-ship.

Address: Hof

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  • Written Dec 27, 2003
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