Great St. Lawrence Church, Rotterdam

Great St. Lawrence Church, Rotterdam

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Great St. Lawrence Church (Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk) is a Protestant church in Rotterdam. It is the only remnant of the medieval city of Rotterdam.

The late Gothic church was constructed between 1449 and 1525. It was heavily damaged during WW II but was fully restored at the end of the war.
The church has a beautiful interior, with colored glass windows providing unique lighting and feeling.
The Laurenskerk contains different points of interest and is primarily known for having the biggest organ in the Netherlands. Other points of interest include the main entrance’s bronze doors, designed by the Italian artist Giacomo Manzu, a statue of Rotterdam’s most famous son, Erasmus. In addition, the church also hosts frequent music concerts and other events.

The entrance is free, and guided tours are available for a small admission fee).



Approx. Duration

Up to 2 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – Medium

Local Currency


Price Level

Min. Price



Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 GC Rotterdam, Netherlands

Spoken Languages

Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.

Recommended Age

Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details



230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard


Frequently Asked Questions

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Best Time To Visit

Rotterdam weather is oceanic. You can expect rainy days all year long. However, the temperature rarely reaches extreme levels. The best time to visit Rotterdam is in the spring and summer since there’ll probably be fewer rainy days, with pleasant weather. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January.

quick tipRemember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.

Flights & Accommodations

Rain could catch you all year long so make sure, even in the summer, to pack a light jacket that can also protect you from unexpected rain.

You can find amazing jackets for men, women, and kids on Amazon (I haven’t personally tested these ones).

Events & Festivals

Before planning a trip around an even, verify the dates on the event website or local tourist info center.

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