Protestant church of Bolsward

Protestant church of Bolsward
Grote kerk

The Martinikerk in 2014
Dedication Before the Reformation, to Saint Martin

The Protestant church of Bolsward (also Grote kerk or Martinikerk;[1] Frisian: Martinitsjerke) is a religious building in Bolsward, Netherlands, one of the medieval churches in Friesland. The church was renewed and enlarged between 1446 and 1461.[1] The tower of the church was built in the 15th century and the gabled roof was added in the 17th century.[1]

The church is located at the Groot Kerkhof 24[2] and was once a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Martin, becoming a Protestant church after the Protestant Reformation.

It is listed as a rijksmonument since 1968.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 Alle middeleeuwse kerken: van Harlingen tot Wilhelmshaven, P Karstkarel, p. 57
  2. "". Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. "Grote of Martinikerk (rijksmonument #9812)". Monumentenregister (in Dutch). Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved 10 February 2012.

Coordinates: 53°03′52″N 5°31′35″E / 53.06444°N 5.52639°E / 53.06444; 5.52639

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