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Rotterdam Churches & cathedrals

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Church of Rotterdam: Entry Ticket

1. Church of Rotterdam: Entry Ticket

Explore The Laurenskerk, also known as Church of St. Lawrence, a symbol of the resilience of the people of Rotterdam. Be in awe of the only medieval building that has partially survived the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940 and learn about its reconstruction. Admire The Laurenskerk's classic design which is in sharp contrast with the hyper modern surrounding architecture. Take in the bronze doors of war and peace designed by Italian artist Giacomo Manzù. The door’s panels depict the horrors of war and the joys of peace.  Take a look at the 18th-century brass choir screen, the baptismal font of Hans Petri, the 17th-century tombs of Witte de With, Egbert Kortenaer, and Johan van Brakel. Marvel at the three Marcussen organs – including the largest organ in the Netherlands.

Rotterdam: The Laurenskerk Entry Ticket and Tower Climb Tour

2. Rotterdam: The Laurenskerk Entry Ticket and Tower Climb Tour

Enter The Laurenskerk, also known as the Church of St. Lawrence, a symbol of the resilience of the people of Rotterdam. Proceed directly to the Laurenskerk tower where you will meet your group. While climbing to the top taking the 300 steps, listen to your passionate guide tell you the story of the tower. Marvel at the carillon of the Hemon company from the 17th century and the associated giant drum on the way. A spectacular view of the Rotterdam skyline awaits you at the top. The climb is very much worth the effort. Continue your visit to the church after the climb and explore this remarkable medieval building that has partially survived the bombing of Rotterdam in 1940. Read about its reconstruction and its classic design in clear contrast with the hyper-modernism of the surrounding architecture.

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4.5 / 5

based on 40 reviews

There was a communication breakdown between Get Your Guide and the organization of the Laurenskerk in terms of registration, we were not registered. On the other hand, we had registered digitally with Get Your Guide a few days before. In good consultation with the Guide we were allowed to join, the guide did a great job, great.

Nice guide, good explanation and beautiful view of the tower!

Interesting visit. It survived the bombings of World War II