We visited twenty churches on our European vacation last May but only one in The Kingdom of the Netherlands: Hartebrugkerk (Hart Bridge Church) in Leiden. The church is so named because it was built next to the bridge over the Mare at Haarlemmerstraat. In the 1700s a brewery named The White Hart stood where the church is now. There is no longer a bridge here because the Mare was covered up between the Oude Vest and the Old Rhine in the 1950s. The church was built in 1836 in the classic style with Ionic columns over the main entrance. Its official name is Our Lady Immaculate. Locals usually call it Coelikerk because of the Latin inscription you can see in the picture below.
Over the rest of our vacation we saw six more churches in Germany including three where my ancestors worshiped and three more churches in Belgium.
Tomorrow: The Windmill de Valk (The Falcon) in Leiden.