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).
Less than an hour, 1-2 Hours Tour
Accessibility Level – Medium
Flights & Accommodations
Grotekerkplein 27, 3011 GC Rotterdam, Netherlands
Up to 2 hours
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.
230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard
Recommended Age Groups
Teens, Adults, Seniors
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.
Remember to check the weather forecast few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.
What To Pack
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.
Events & Festivals
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