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Lokhorstkerk, Leiden

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The Lokhorstkerk (Lokhorst Church) is a modest building with a classical facade in Leiden. A "clandestine" church, it was built by Mennonites in the 17th century.

History

Leiden's Mennonite community built the Lokhorstkerk in 1613-38 behind existing houses and expanded it in 1648. The houses that formed its facade were replaced in 1860 by the present entrance.

Today, the Mennonites share the church with Remonstrants, a denomination organized in 1619 by the followers of Jacobus Arminius (best known for rejecting John Calvin's doctrine of predestination) after they were forced out of the Dutch Reformed Church.

What to See

The church is located just down the street from the Pieterskerk. It has a simple Dutch facade with a wheel window in its gable. The interior features a centralized seating area and a fine organ, the Johannes Mitterreither organ, which dates from 1774. Regular concerts are held in the church.

Quick Facts on Lokhorstkerk

Site Information
Names:Lokhorst Church; Lokhorstkerk; Lokhorstkerk, Leiden
City:Leiden
State:South Holland
Country:Netherlands
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity; Mennonite; Remonstrant
Dates:1613-38
Status:active
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Leiden, Netherlands
Coordinates:52.158314° N, 4.487851° E  (view on Google Maps)
Website:doreleiden.nl
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of Lokhorstkerk

Below is a location map and aerial view of Lokhorstkerk. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. Lokhorstkerk - Doopsgezinde en Remonstrantse Gemeente Leiden

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Article Info

Title:Lokhorstkerk, Leiden
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:08/09/2010
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