Grote kerk - Alblasserdan - The Netherlands
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N 51° 51.729 E 004° 39.359
31U E 614029 N 5747002
The Grote Kerk is a late nineteenth-century Dutch Reformed Church from 1898, built in the neo-Gothic architectural style typical of that time. The building is iconic for Alblasserdam and has been a national monument since 1999.
Waymark Code: WM19PRA
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 03/28/2024
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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The period 1940-1945 also left the Grote Kerk untouched. During the war, the masonry on the southwest side of the church was severely damaged. It was decided not to remove these damages but to maintain them.

In recent decades, various restoration work has been carried out on the church. These started in November 1980 with the restoration of the Meijer organ, which was completed in January 1982. In 1989, work began on restoring the interior of the church. This work lasted until 1998 and was carried out almost entirely by volunteers. Many church members still have vivid memories of this period.

In 1996 it turned out that the tower was in such poor condition that a major restoration was necessary. Available finances for restoration were not available. That is why some energetic members of the community set up a foundation, Stichting Behoud Toren Grote Kerk. In mid-2002, the province of South Holland awarded a subsidy for the restoration of the tower. In March 2003, the work was put out to tender and restoration of the outside of the church and the outside and inside of the tower started. The restoration was completed in March 2004. We can note with gratitude that future generations can also come together in a well-maintained church. Without the contributions from the province, the municipality of Alblasserdam, foundations, companies and residents of Alblasserdam and the surrounding area, this restoration would not have been possible.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1898

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: reformed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Street address of Church:
Cortgene 8, 2951 ED Alblasserdam

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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