Basiliek van de Heilige Nicolaas - Amsterdam
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N 52° 22.599 E 004° 54.059
31U E 629399 N 5804632
Quick Description: The Basilica of St. Nicholas is listed as a Dutch National Monuments. It is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is the city's major Catholic church.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 7:02:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQQ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

The facade is crowned by two towers with a rose window in between. The centre of this window is formed by a bas relief depicting Christ and the four Evangelists, made in the Van den Bossche and Crevels workshop in 1886. A sculpture of the patron saint of both the church and the city of Amsterdam was placed in a niche in the upper section of the gable top. The well-known sculptor Bart van Hove (1850-1914) made the sculpture in 1886. The crossing is articulated by a large octagonal tower with a baroque dome and lantern and crowned by a cross. The basis of the groundplan is the scheme of the classic three-aisled cross-basilica, i.e. a nave, two aisles and a single transept. The choir is located as is usual, at the end of the nave. In the corners formed by the transept and the nave, two chapels are located, traditionally devoted to Mary and Joseph.

The basilica has a collection of religious murals. Above the high altar is the crown of Maximilian I, which is a symbol seen throughout Amsterdam.

From the Monument 4140 webpage (translated here):

Parish Church of St. Nicholas. Built 1885-1887 by A. C. Bleys. Aisled basilica in Neo-Renaissance style on both sides of the front two towers with baroque helmets and at the intersection an octagonal tower with a dome, topped by a lantern. Internal pillars with arcades, high pilasters with Corinthian capitals and vaults paneled on the naves. Furniture in Renaissance forms: altars, pulpit E. van den Bossche, murals by Jan Dunselman. Organ with Principal Work, Positive, and Pedal Recit, made in 1889 by W. Sauer. Next to the church, also initiated by Bleys built parsonage with ao remarkable hall neorenaissancetrant.

Monument Number: 4140

Address of this Rijksmonument:
Prins Hendrikkade 76 1012 AE Amsterdam

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Is This Rijksmonument open to the public ?: yes

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