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Paesi Bassi
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gemeente Aa en Hunze
the Netherlands
James Church

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Nederland - Rolde, Jacobuskerk

Nederland - Rolde, Jacobuskerk
Rolde, once the capital of the area known as the Rolderdingspel, had already a wooden church around the year of 900. Around 1200 the first stone church was built: a large Romanesque church with three naves.

Most probably the construction of the present Jacobuskerk (James Church) began in the early 15th century and was inaugurated late 1427 or early 1428 and put into use as a roman catholic church. It became a protestant church after the reformation of 1598 (nowadays both protestants and catholics are using the church for their services).

The Jacobuskerk has a remarkable high tower (52 meters), which is visible from far away and served in the past as a beacon for travelers to and from the city of Groningen. During the most recent restoration (1961 – ’64), the church was thoroughly reconstructed to its original form and changes from previous renovations were undone.

The Jacobuskerk is beautifully located in the centre of Rolde, next to an old cemetery and two interesting dolmens. The church is open for visitors daily during summer season. In Septmeber 2021 we were able to have a look inside. The colourful stained-glass windows in the choir were donated after the last restoration by, among others, the province of Drenthe and were made by the glazier Joep Nicolas. The banister organ is dating back around 1820 and was placed in Rolde in 1847. Early 2013, the last major restoration was completed and the organ has largely regained its original character.

Maria Lovasz, Ernest CH, micritter, Denis Croissant and 48 other people have particularly liked this photo

42 comments - The latest ones
Annaig56 club
toujours de très beaux monuments,, bravo j'aime les PIP
8 weeks ago.
cp_u club
Beautiful! I like particularly the PIP with the windows
8 weeks ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful set of pictures.
8 weeks ago. Edited 8 weeks ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Belle image de cette église qui s'élève dans le paysage... Beaux détails de l'intérieur de l'église avec les PIPs... Les vitraux et l'orgue sont superbes
8 weeks ago.
 Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51 club
molto bello che protestanti e cattolici condividano l'uso della chiesa!
mi piace molto l'organo. Anche le vetrate.
ciao, Silvy
8 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fine framed capture and a beautiful church too.
8 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Remarquable et admirable série joliment partagée.
Bonne journée.
8 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
most beautiful

Happy wednesday:)
8 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A beautiful church with impressive spire Jaap.
Love the interiors shots in PiP.

Happy Wednesday.
8 weeks ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images extérieure et intérieures !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
8 weeks ago.
 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Très belle photo bonne journée
8 weeks ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
.....eine wunderschöne Kirche lieber Jaap und ganz toll sind auch deine Detaialaufnahmen der Orgel und den schönen hohen Kirchenfenster:))

........wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
8 weeks ago.
J.Garcia club
Splendid image of the church with a magnificent perspective and surrounding environment!
The interior details - stained glass and organ- are stunning and also very well shown!
Interesting information too, Jaap
8 weeks ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
Very nice series, Jaap. The inside is really pretty!
8 weeks ago.
RHH club
Beautiful church and lovely photos, Jaap.
8 weeks ago.
Christa1004 club
Another of these interesting brick churches that I never see in my region. The organ is a splendor.
8 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A very attractive looking church.................and two splendid interior images. All three captured perfectly. I especially like the stained glass windows!

Excellent work Jaap.
8 weeks ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visit and kind comments, Jaap.
8 weeks ago.
 Dominique Sarrazin
Dominique Sarrazin club
Une bien belle église ornée d'un joli cimetière, quelle sérénité !
8 weeks ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A fine capture bolstered with this description too. Well done again for your Dutch scenes.

Stay safe. Herb
8 weeks ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! *falls over* What a church! It has such a wonderful shape and the inside.... THE STAINED GLASS!!! I'm dying!! LOOK AT THEM ALL! I would so love to go and take an individual image of each one for a lovely presentation to showcase them all. MARVELOUS! And still your show goes on...the magnificent pipe organ details (is that the right terminology?) are breathtaking. Truly, pictures alone, your presentation is captivating! (and yes, I saw the grave markers too...your composition is outstanding!)

Reading about this place is very interesting too. I'm glad they renovated the church to its original appearance. Also, fascinating to learn this is also the home to the dolmen you featured previously. Wow...what interesting things to see and learn about in that area!
8 weeks ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
Nice picture, and the organ and stained glass windows are splendid!
8 weeks ago.
cammino club
Eine feine Aufnahme! Tolle Glasfenster und Orgel!
8 weeks ago. Edited 8 weeks ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Très belle église et son histoire intéressante !! Merci
8 weeks ago.
MaggsMep club
Elegant pipes in the PiP Jaap!
8 weeks ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Outstanding church, excellent perspective!
8 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
Good morning:)
8 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
merveilleux**************************belle journée Jaap♫
8 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Great images and interesting notes, Jaap.
8 weeks ago.
Schussentäler club
eine sehr schöne Kirche
8 weeks ago.
Andrea Ertl club
has replied to Schussentäler club
Sehr schön.
8 weeks ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Schönes altes Gotteshaus
8 weeks ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen !
8 weeks ago.
Danielle club
J'adore les images de cette superbe cathédrale !
8 weeks ago.
 Kimmo Ollikainen
Kimmo Ollikainen club
We have something in common with our languages. Kerk is kirkko in Finnish ;-)
A nice pic.
8 weeks ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Sehenswert. Bei uns gibt es auch viele Jakobskirchen und Jakobswege
8 weeks ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
Wonderful church from a good point of view. All the best, Anton.
8 weeks ago.
 Ron Stachowiak
Ron Stachowiak club
Heel mooi aanzicht en sterke compositie ,

fijne nieuwe week Jaap ,blijf gezond !
8 weeks ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Superbe compo!!
7 weeks ago.
photosofghosts club
An ancient church with its cemetery joined in the same photo .... splendid!
All the best
7 weeks ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Beautiful church Jaap. Excellent composition. Superb stained glass windows too.
7 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
This ecumenical church is quite remarkable, captured in a so charming setting.
A surprisingly bright interior, culminating in this delightful organ.
I wish you a nice and safe weekend, Jaap.
7 weeks ago.

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