Friday, July 25, 2014

St. Joriskerk (The Saint George Church), Amersfoort Netherlands

Today we happened upon this gorgeous Church in Amersfoort. After touring and taking our photos I just sat in one of the pews and enjoyed the peaceful heavenly feeling all around us. 
I hope you enjoy your visit today, thank you for stopping in to share in our journey of The Netherlands.

The Saint George Church
The Saint George Church in Amersfoort is possible derived from a chapel, which stood by the Court of the Lords of Amersfoort.
The Lords of Amersfoort near Amersfoort and ruled for the Bishop of Utrecht until 1259, when Amersfoort got city rights. The oldest part of the Church is the Tower, dating from 1190, although the Tower originally was lower.
In the course of the centuries, the Church is always extended to the Church in the 16th century the current appearance of a three-aisled Hall-church got.
In the middle ages were the walls and the vault of the Church richly decorated with pictures and ornaments. During the Reformation, they were painted over.Fortunately, some of these decorations have been preserved.
Showpiece of the Church is the Gothic oxaal from ca. 1480 with its beautifully sculpted decorations. Originally this was the separation between the Church and the sanctuary. In addition to Rhenen, has of the churches above the main rivers only Amersfoort such a pulpitum steps.




  1. What lovely churches....very ornate. Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

  2. Hi Wanda,

    I can see how wonderful it would have been to rest and be peaceful in the magnificent church - love how ornate everything is, and the windows are so gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  3. This is truly amazing Wanda!!! What a gorgeous church and your photos of it are stunning! I think I'm feeling a wee bit jealous right now :)))) What a wonderful time you must be having. I went back to read the other posts I have missed and you have been able to experience so many lovely things while there. I just want to bottle up all this beauty my dear.
    sending hugs...

  4. Wanda!!!! So breath takingingly Beautiful!!!!

    Thanks for your visit!!