Hooglandse Kerk

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Hooglandse Kerk
Hooglandse Kerk 1671.jpg
Basic information
Location Leiden, Netherlands
Geographic coordinates 52° 9′ 29″ N, 4° 29′ 39″ E
Country Netherlands
Architectural style Gothic architecture
Specifications
Length 70,7 meters
Width 65,7 meters

Hooglandse Kerk is a Gothic church in Leiden dating from the fifteenth century. The brick church is dedicated to St. Pancras and today serves parishioners of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.

History[edit]

The Bishop of Utrecht ordered the construction of a wooden chapel on December 20, 1314. By 1377 the population and economic prosperity of Leiden called for a larger structure, and construction began on the current structure. The sanctuary was finished in 1391 and the ambulatory in 1415.

Interior of the Hooglandse Kerk

Coordinates: 52°09′29″N 4°29′39″E / 52.15806°N 4.49417°E / 52.15806; 4.49417