Sint Anthonius van Padua - Amsterdam
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N 52° 22.088 E 004° 54.191
31U E 629574 N 5803688
Quick Description: The Sint Anthonius van Padua, a Roman Catholic Church, was built between 1837 and 1841 in Amsterdam. Also known as the Mozes en Aäronkerk.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 8:36:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQJH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The Moses and Aaron Church (Dutch: Mozes en Aäronkerk), in the Waterlooplein neighborhood of Amsterdam, is officially the Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony of Padua (Dutch: Sint-Anthoniuskerk). Originally a clandestine church, it was operated by Franciscan priests at a house on Jodenbreestraat ["Jewish Broad Street"], where the wall tablets of Moses and Aaron hung on the wall. In 1970, the present church was designated as a Cultural Heritage Monument (Dutch: Rijksmonument) of the Netherlands.

Construction

The present building was built as a "Water Management Church" (Dutch: Waterstaatskerk), between 1837 and 1841 from a design by Tilman-François Suys (1783-1861) in the style of neoclassicism, with three aisles and a recessed rectangular choir. Suys also designed the Groenmarktkerk ["Green Market Street"] in Haarlem. The facade, with its twin towers, was said to be inspired by the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris and Santissima Trinità dei Monti in Rome."

--Wikipedia (visit link)

"Despite its impressive organ, it is no longer used as a church, but rather by social, cultural and educational organisations, which often hold exhibitions. Otherwise, the church is generally closed to the public."

--Lonely Planet (visit link)
Monument Number: 6305

Address of this Rijksmonument:
Waterlooplein 207 1011 PG Amsterdam Netherlands


Relevant Database Website: [Web Link]

Is This Rijksmonument open to the public ?: yes

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