Grote Kerk, Hague

Grote Kerk, Hague (must see)

Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk is a landmark Protestant church. The building is located on the Torenstraat, named for its high tower. Together with the Binnenhof, it is one of the oldest buildings in the Hague. Members of the House of Orange-Nassau have been baptized there. The Grote Kerk (15th and 16th centuries) has a fine vaulted interior, and contains some old stained glass, a carved wooden pulpit, a large organ and interesting sepulchral monuments, and some escutcheons of the knights of the Golden Fleece, placed here after the chapter of 1456. It is remarkable for its fine tower and chime of bells, and contains the cenotaph monument of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam, designed by Cornelis Moninckx and sculpted by Bartholomeus Eggers in 1667, and the renaissance tomb of Gerrit van Assendelft (1487 – 1558).

The church's six-sided tower is one of the tallest in the Netherlands. There are 34 panels with shields and names of knights of the golden fleece. The richly carved wooden pulpit was made in 1550. The church endured a fire in 1539, and the stained glass windows were repaired by leading glass artists. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who visited the church after the fire, sponsored two windows by the Crabeth's that due to their royal origin are the only two windows that have survived up to the present day.
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Sight Map

Sight Name: Grote Kerk
Sight Location: Hague, Netherlands
Sight Type: Religious Site
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Self-Guided Churches Tour of The Hague  

Walking Tours in Hague, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Hague

Create Your Own Walk in Hague

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hague is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Self-Guided Places of Worship Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Places of Worship Tour of The Hague

The Hague has a number of prominent religious buildings, testament to the strong faith of the city's residents over the years. This tour will take you to just a small number of the churches found in The Hague. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the city's most alluring religious structures.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Architecture Tour of The Hague

More than 750 years old, The Hague is a majestic city, which for the past 150 years has expanded into a huge metropolitan area. It is now the third largest city in the Netherlands and its remarkable architecture reflects its size and history. Visit The Hague's most notable buildings on this architectural tour of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Self-Guided Shopping Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Shopping Tour of The Hague

The best way to shop around The Hague is on foot, as most of the shopping streets are pedestrian areas. This tour will include a walk from Hofweg Street along the De Passage to Denneweg. Many shops are situated in historic buildings and are a place for shoppers and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are looking for ornamental arts and crafts, garments, pottery or jewelry, The Hague has it all. Take this tour to discover the most frequently visited shopping areas in The Hague.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The Hague, the third largest city in the Netherlands, although not officially a Dutch capital, does accommodate the Dutch parliament, sitting at Binnenhof (Gothic-style “Inner Court” complex); the supreme court; all the ministries; embassies; and other governmental agencies of Holland. Moreover, the Dutch Queen herself opts to operate from her Hague's “working residence”, 16th-century Noordeinde Palace. To explore the Hague's most notable attractions, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Self-Guided City Center Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided City Center Tour of The Hague

The Hague is an exciting city to visit, as it feels at once like a vibrant metropolis and a small town. It has tall houses, charming mansions and stylish, hectic streets, as well as serene canals, open plazas, and a more peaceful atmosphere than the typical city. Some of the most unique attractions of the city include the Pagehuis, the Pulchri Studio and the Passage. Don't miss the chance to visit some of The Hague's most popular tourist attractions found on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Self-Guided Classical Architecture Tour of The Hague

Self-Guided Classical Architecture Tour of The Hague

A number of buildings in the center of The Hague were built in medieval times under the feudal system. In the Netherlands these historic buildings are often located on the river, which adds to their beauty. Explore The Hague's fascinating past with this tour of the city's medieval architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km