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Nederland - Den Ham, Kerkje Harkema

Nederland - Den Ham, Kerkje Harkema
Not the most impressive, beautiful or oldest church, but most probably one of the most remarkable churches in the Netherlands is Kerkje Harkema. Around 1960, livestock farmer Albert Harkema became the owner of a monastery farm and the surrounding farmlands.

Harkema soon started with digging and expanding of the old moat around the farm and in miniature he imitated the head-neck-torso farm as a shelter for the ducks. Later on he constructed the tower, followed by the construction of a miniature version of the former hospice of the nearby Abbey of Aduard. He used 12.000 bricks from Belgium, the organ from the Dutch village of IJhorst and Maria-statues of from more southern places.

Forty years later his long cherished wish - building his own church - became reality. A hidden gem in the middle of nowhere, surrounded from all sides by more than 2.000 years old landscape. Next to the church is a teahouse, also built by Harkema.

Arlequin Photographie, Ernest CH, photosofghosts, Eric Desjours and 59 other people have particularly liked this photo


49 comments - The latest ones
 Alice
Alice club
...extraordinaire histoire!!!merci pour les très beaux détails.
2 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
An amazing and unique building. Quite a story.
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Magnifique avec cet angle de prise et les pips sont superbes.
2 months ago.
 Schussentäler
Schussentäler club
Es ist schön, wenn Menschen solche Bauwerke erhalten und Neues damit verbinden
2 months ago.
 Berny
Berny club
strange churchtower!
2 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
EXCELLENT!******************
2 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
superbe série*************************belle journée jaap♫
2 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe église avec son fin clocher !
Have a nice day
2 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovely architecture and a great example of framing. All the best, Joe
2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Really a remarquable church - fine pespective with the beautiful flowers in the foreground.
2 months ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Excellent images with diverse perspectives and wonderful details
The surrounding is also superb
Many thanks for sharing and the information always splendid, Jaap
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
LOVELY church and a nice series about it, Jaap !! Have a good day !
2 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
A beautiful church and a beautiful setting, Jaap.
2 months ago.
 Léopold
Léopold club
With a charming bridge crossing the little river !
2 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Once again a very special and unique building.
Thank you for the note Jaap.
2 months ago.
 X-pose
X-pose club
Mooi onder de aandacht gebracht. Het heeft echt charme
2 months ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Une histoire dès plus agréable à lire...Merci !
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Beautifully presented, Jaap !
2 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Interesting church architecture!
2 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Superb framing and interesting history!
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A wonderful story Jaap. A very unusual spire and a lovely building for the tea rooms.
2 months ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
beautiful captures!
2 months ago.
 Dean Morley (on and off)
Dean Morley (on and… club
Mooie kerk en zo prachtige foto's, Jaap. :-)
2 months ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Très belle église bien captée !!! Bonne nuit.
2 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo. Nicole.
2 months ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
What a lovely church Jaap ... and like the Iris forground also

Best wishes ... Steve
2 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
2 months ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Un travail fantastique pour cet édifice de toute beauté ! Vos vues sont superbes, Jaap, et la description très enrichissante !
Je vous souhaite une bonne journée !
2 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Bonito encuadre.
2 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Schöne Aufnahmen !
2 months ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
very well composed, Japp
2 months ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
That's awesome, what a job! And great photo!
2 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very beautiful compo and framing, well documented place !
HFF & HWE !
2 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
A superb history for this lovely little church.
2 months ago.
 Ern Jacoby
Ern Jacoby club
Building ones own church in modern times - a very interesting report!
2 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Beau paysage champêtre
2 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
2 months ago.
 Nacer H
Nacer H
Très belle image !
2 months ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
In der Tat, ein bemerkenswerter außergewöhnlicher Kirchturm! Danke fürs zeigen, nördlich von Groningen war ich noch nicht!
2 months ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Bella ed interessante
2 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

A very nice picture, with great information too.

Best Wishes, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
Peter
2 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Such a beautiful church. It looks great with the yellow irises in the foreground. The PiPs are interesting. Especially I like the third PiP which shows the interior of the church.
2 months ago.
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
. L'architecture de cette église est vraiment trés intéréssante (et bien mise en valeur par cette belle photo) Amitié. Jean Paul
2 months ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Interesting church - amazing spire!
2 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Jolie église sur cette photo bien composée avec ces beaux iris en premier plan !
2 months ago.
 Henri d'Anger
Henri d'Anger club
Such an interesting tower!
2 months ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
Wonderful!
2 months ago.
 Guy Bacca
Guy Bacca club
Belles images mettant en valeur cette église bien intégrée dans le paysage
2 months ago.
 Wilm
Wilm club
Mooi. Bijzonder ook!
2 months ago.

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