Found project: Westerkerk


    Project : Westerkerk

    Architect : Keyser, Hendrik de

    Completion: 1631

    Locality : Amsterdam

    Country : Netherlands

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    Description :

    Westerkerk is a fine Renaissance church (1620), which is development of the earlier Zuiderkerk.

    The 85 metres high spire is made up of decreasing cube-like sections and is topped by the imperial crown from the Amsterdam coat of arms. There is still a gateway to the churchyard adjoining the tower.

    Rembrandt’s grave is situated in the interior.

    Amsterdam Architecture, a Guide. Edited by Guus Kemme. Uitgeverij Thoth, Amsterdam 1992, p. 38.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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