St. John's Cathedral, Den Bosch

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#1 of 65 in Historic Sites in North Brabant Province
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St. John's Cathedral is a prime example of Gothic architecture. Built from 1220 to 1530, this Catholic church has operated as a place of worship for multiple denominations over the years. The church has undergone three rounds of restorations, the most recent finishing in 2010. Admire the 25 angel statues that were added, including one dressed in jeans and holding a mobile phone. The phone has only one button, which, according to the artist, is a direct dial to God. See the large stained-glass windows and an organ of great importance due to its long history. Our Den Bosch journey builder app makes visiting St. John's Cathedral and other Den Bosch attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A treasure inside and out. Too much to take in. If you are very interested there are guides sometimes (not sure how this works, just saw them). The stained windows, the architecture, peace inside and....  more
    A treasure inside and out. Too much to take in. If you are very interested there are guides sometimes (not sure how this works, just saw them). The stained windows, the architecture, peace inside and....  more »
  • Beautiful church with an excellent guided tour! Unfortunately the tour was in dutch but they gave us a leaflet in english! You can book a private tour in english 
    Beautiful church with an excellent guided tour! Unfortunately the tour was in dutch but they gave us a leaflet in english! You can book a private tour in english  more »
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  • This Cathedral is amazing from the beginning you can see its Gothic style from the outside and inside --however, back on the days was more Romanesque but it was demolished =( --. You can walk for most of the places inside. as It is Gothic the combination between dark places and lights, makes it perfect contrast. the main tower has 74 meters and this make it the highest church in The Netherlands.
  • I am an American visiting friends in The Netherlands, and I recently visited the Sint-Janskathedraal, which is is a stunning cathedral in s'-Hertogenbosch. The cathedral is almost 800 years old and includes many popular relics visited by the Catholic faithful. I visited the day before Easter Sunday, and the cathedral looked perfect. It was inspirational to see all of the holy items, the artwork, and the architecture. Be sure not to miss the amazing statues on the roof of the cathedral and be sure to look for the woman on her cell phone (calling a hotline to God)!

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