The Great Church or St. Lebuinus Church (Grote of Lebuïnuskerk) is the main church building of the Dutch city of Deventer, Overijssel.Add Lebuinuskerk and other attractions to your Deventer trip itinerary using our Deventer trip planning tool.
It is a Gothic hall church, built between 1450 and 1525.
Originally consecrated to the English missionary Lebuinus, it was one of the most distinguished churches of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht. In 1580 the temple was taken by the Calvinists, who completely eliminated the interior decoration and renamed it the Great Church (Grote Kerk).
Nowadays the temple belongs to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, while the tower belongs to the Municipality.
Who has enough time in this century to dig into the history of this important church in Deventer ?I watched the documentary film about the history of the town in the History Museum ,and I really... more »
The tower climb is cheap and offers great view. The church itself is impressive, unfortunately the protestants have demolished all catholic ornaments in the 16th century. So no frescos more »
Beautiful old and original church, with Deventers proudly as tower, where every Sunday is still carved PKN
Beautiful large and old church building with rich history. Nice to have a look inside. Also that mini shop near the entrance are nice to watch.
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