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The Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk) is the primary landmark of Rotterdam, and the only remaining building of medieval times in the city. The late-Gothic structure was built between 1449 and 1525, originally consecrated as a Catholic cathedral before being converted to a Protestant place of worship following the Reformation in 1572. Much of the ornate decoration from the interior was removed at this time.

For a time, from 1619 to 1642, the church was topped with a wooden spire designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser, but this was demolished due to rot. The next idea was to top the tower with a stone pinnacle, but this caused the tower to tilt, requiring new piles to be added under the foundation. Much of the remaining interior decoration was removed during the Batavian Revolution of 1795.

Sint Laurenskerk was heavily damaged in the German bombing of May 14, 1940, the images of which still symbolize the hardship the city endured during this period. After the bombing, there was controversy over whether to keep or demolish the church, and in the end, a restoration was agreed upon.

One of the main attractions of the Sint Laurenskerk is the Carillon of bells, which were originally installed in 1661 as a set of 36 designed by F. Hemony. More were later added during the post-war renovation, and there are now 49.

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Private Experience to Rotterdam for a Walking Tour and Harbor Cruise

Private Experience to Rotterdam for a Walking Tour and Harbor Cruise

Visit Rotterdam, the city famous for its innovative architecture. To many this non-touristy city has the most impressive skyline in Holland and maybe even in Europe. ‘Rotterdam is to architecture, what Paris is to fashion and Los Angeles to entertainment’ (New York Times). Upon arrival, set off on a private guided walking tour and pass by the Old Harbor with its historical ships and the ‘forest’ cube-shaped apartments. The tour ends at the Markthal. Enjoy some personal time to grab a bite, explore the city center or St Lawrence Church, the last medieval remnant in the city center. Instead of personal time, you can also opt to visit the 607 ft high Euromast tower. The elevator takes you to the top from where you have an amazing bird’s eye view over the city. Finally, embark on a harbor cruise and enjoy a 75-min tour through one of the largest seaports in the world. Be amazed by the impressive skyline, the imposing buildings, and the ultramodern handling of thousands of containers.
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  • 7 hours
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South Holland in one day: Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft cities private tour

South Holland in one day: Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft cities private tour

Explore what South Holland has to offer on this full-day trip from Rotterdam. Start with a private tour of Rotterdam on a Harbour boat cruise and admire views of famous Rotterdam sites and its skyline. Drive to Delft old town and relive its glorious past as you wander along canals and churches. Then we will show you The Hague, where you will see the city center and the Binnenhof - the world’s oldest House of Parliament.
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  • 8 hours
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Rotterdam Self-Guided Tour with Scavenger Hunt

Rotterdam Self-Guided Tour with Scavenger Hunt

The Rotterdam Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you on a self-guided walking tour, with challenges through the heart of the city. See all the sights while having fun and learning some history! You will walk from City Hall to the Cube Houses while taking a few side trips and taking on various challenges.
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Church of St. Lawrence (Sint Laurenskerk) hours of operation: Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Closed Sunday & Mon except for church services. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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