Grote Kerk Muiden


Grote Kerk Muiden
Kerkstraat 3
1398 AJ Muiden
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The Grote Kerk (also known as Sint Nicolaaskerk) in Muiden is a late Gothic pseudo-basilica from the early 15th century, the tower of which dates back to the 12th century. The tower is 28 meters high and serves as a watchtower and lighthouse. The temporary Protestant congregation uses the Gothic building.

Every evening at 9 pm, the bell in the tower rings; this custom dates back to when Muiden had city gates. The bell was rung before the gate locks, signalling the residents to go home for supper. In many cases, people at that time ate porridge in the evening, hence the name papklok. Concerts are also regularly organised in the church.