Things to do in Laurenskerk
Laurenskerk is the only remaining medieval building in Rotterdam and an important symbol of the city. Built in the late Gothic period, the building refers to the time when Rotterdam was still walled and the waterways were the most significant trade routes.
The St Lawrence Church (Sint-Laurenskerk), also known as the Great Church (de Grote Kerk), was built between 1449 and 1525. It was subsequently heavily damaged during the bombings of 1940, and for this reason, the people of Rotterdam decided to restore the church to its former glory in 1952.
Visit Laurenskerk to see the copper choir fence dating back to 1713, admire the monument of sea heroes ‘Kortenaar’, ‘Van Brakel’ and ‘Witte de With’ and its bronze doors created by Italian designer Manzù.
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