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Calvinist Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 4 Calvinist sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Oude Kerk
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Located alongside a canal in the Red Light District, the Oude Kerk is the oldest monument in Amsterdam, dating from 1250. Inside it has painted wooden ceilings, box pews and choir stalls with misericords.
  • Französischer Dom
    Berlin, Germany
    The French Cathedral is the oldest of the two churches on Gendarmenmarkt square. It was built by the Huguenot (French Calvinist) community between 1701 and 1705.
  • Hooglandse Kerk
    Leiden, Netherlands
    Located on high ground, the cross-shaped Highlands Church was founded in the 14th century. Although emptied of its art by Calvinists, its elegant architecture and tombstones are worth seeing.
  • Vrouwekerk
    Leiden, Netherlands
    Ruins of a 14th-century church with connections to the Pilgrim Fathers, now in danger of demolition.