Broerekerk, Bolsward

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#14 of 29 in Historic Sites in Friesland Province
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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  • Originally it was a monastery church from 13th century. In May 1980 a fire destroyed this church but the ruin has been preserved. It was a good idea to save the church by putting glass roof on the...  more »
  • The Broerekerk is a burnt out church in the centre of Bolsward. The shell of the church remains but the roof is gone. It was really interesting seeing it, and the remaining architectural features and....  more »
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  • Fascinating ruins of ages gone by. Take a good look at some of the grave stones located on the floor in back of the church. Some dating back to the early 17th century. The fountain in front of the church (named "The Bat") is one of 11 fountains in 11 different cities in Friesland.
  • After a fire destroyed this church in the '80's the city of Bolsward has beautifully renovated it. The roof and the windows have been replaced by glass. The modern glass construction strongly contrasts with the medieval cathedral walls.
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