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Nederland - Niehove en kerk

Nederland - Niehove en kerk
The village of Niehove dates back to before our era. Initially it was called Suxwort (Zuidwierde); around the year of 1200 it got its current name. Niehove is a beautiful example of a wierde village: a wierde is a man made elevation that served as a location for villages and as a refuge during rising water. Under the name Suxwort the village was for centuries the capital of Humsterland, which at that time - when the sea came much further inland - was a real island.

Niehove remained largely unchanged through the centuries. The village resembles a kind of spider’s web on its round wierde. The little red brick houses are located in two circles around the church, with their backs turned to the fields.

The church of Niehove (couldn’t find a ‘real’ name) is located on the top of the wierde. The Roman-Gothic church was built around the year of 1230, on the spot where a little wooden church has stood. Until the 16th century it was the only stone building in the village. It was not until the 18th century that the church was furnished with benches. Before then, churchgoers had to stand: men at the south side and women at the north side. For a long time, the Niehove churchyard was separated from the street by a circular canal, which was to force ghosts to remain at the churchyard and prevent them from venturing out into the village.

Today the church has an interesting visitor centre with information about the village and Humsterland. It is also used for events and weddings.

Ernest CH, Gudrun, Sami Serola, Kawasirius and 46 other people have particularly liked this photo

48 comments - The latest ones
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful image, nicely framed, and great PiP's.
7 weeks ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
Vielen Dank für die tollen Bilder, ind die Informationen!!
7 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
An imposing bullding...........it must have really dominated the village at one time! Beautifully captured Jaap.............and I also like the PiPs.
7 weeks ago.
Schussentäler club
danke für die Infos zu dieser Serie
7 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Admirablement captée et rendue...!
7 weeks ago.
J.Garcia club
I really appreciate these places, calm and peaceful to rest forever
Superb images
Many thanks also for the very interesting information, Jaap
7 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
a nice series of a beautiful place!
7 weeks ago.
Joe, Son of the Rock club has replied to Annemarie club
Lovely kirk, Jaap, with the type of pantiles that are very common in the east of Scotland. All the best, Joe
7 weeks ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
eine sehr schöne schlichte Erscheinung.
Schön eingerahmt mit den Bäumen.
Danke für die Informationen. Immer wieder spannend zu lesen.
7 weeks ago.
cammino club
Eine wirklich originelle Kirche!
7 weeks ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Nice typical church and village!!!!!!!!!
Have a nice evening!!!
7 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Sehr schön präsentiert, Jaap !
7 weeks ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
Wow....great history ......great shot...... awesome little church.
7 weeks ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Beau cadrage sur cette belle église et son joli clocher .
7 weeks ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
The idea of men and women standing on opposite sides fits the appearance of the church quite plain nothing to distract from the worship
7 weeks ago.
Jean club
Fascinating history and beautiful images.
7 weeks ago.
 Ron Stachowiak
Ron Stachowiak club
Mooi beeldvullend in beeld genomen deze kerk /capel
7 weeks ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo avec notes. Nicole.
7 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Un rincón interesante, bien fotografiado y documentado.
7 weeks ago.
HappySnapper club
Good the building is being put to good use rather than let it go into decay.
7 weeks ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
7 weeks ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Excellent approach to the church - centre of the village! Interesting info about Niehove!
7 weeks ago.
 Ern Jacoby
Ern Jacoby club
Excellent story around the well captured little church!
7 weeks ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images de ce beau village de Frise !
Have a nice day
7 weeks ago.
 Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51 club
molto interessante il tuo reportage su Niehove.
ciao, Silvy
7 weeks ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle présentation !
7 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
belle journée mon ami !
7 weeks ago.
Philippe club
Très pure.Superbe. Bon Mercredi.
7 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
A very lovely village, Jaap !! Have a nice day and stay safe and healthy !!!
7 weeks ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
I love these red brick Churches!
7 weeks ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen!
7 weeks ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
t is een pracht
7 weeks ago.
Léopold club
Where to go.....where to enjoy........and where to pray for those who need to.
7 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
An impressive building and great information, as always. I love the PiP's. Are the gravestones slate?
7 weeks ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
I don't know, but most probably they are not slate.
7 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Very nice looking church - and impressive series in th PiPs too. Thank you again for the interesting informations, Jaap !
7 weeks ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
Prachtige opnamen, Jaap, en een fijne kerk. :-)
7 weeks ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
*•.¸♡ Lovely capture, thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day, and stay safe ♡¸.•*
7 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Fascinating background information and a lovely images of this old church building, Jaap.
7 weeks ago.
 Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde club
joli patrimoine
7 weeks ago.
Tacheles club
Mooie kerk.
7 weeks ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Jolie église !
7 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
interesting series !
7 weeks ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Lovely to see all this old buildings still intact for future generations ....Great series of mages Jaap !!!
7 weeks ago.
RHH club
Great history and such a beautiful old church. Very austere compared to the great cathedrals.
7 weeks ago.
Léopold club
Beautifully framed by the healthy foliage.
7 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
A rather austere church, in a charming setting that gives it all its grace.
Interesting information on this old concentrated village, served by a skewer of remarkable photos.
Good Sunday to you, Jaap.
7 weeks ago.
Kawasirius club
Agréables vues de ce village et son église ! Jolies compositions !
7 weeks ago.

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