St Nicholas church
Location in the former Skarsterlân municipality
|Municipality||De Fryske Marren|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The oldest listing of the village dates from about 1399 by the name Sinte Nyclaesga. At the Protestant Reformation in 1580 the priest of Sint Nicolaasga, Nicolaus Hollandinus, went into exile and the church, cemetery and property of the parsonage changed hands. The religious exercises of the Catholics took place in a hidden church on de Heide until a new church was built in 1853. The church was used until 1885. Then people started to build the church of Saint Nicholas (Sint-Nicolaaskerk), which still stands. The patron saint of the parish is Nicolaas van Myra. There is a Lourdes Grotto near the church.
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