Hooglandse Kerk (Highland Church), Leiden

The Hooglandse Kerk (Highland Church), also known as the Church of St Pancras, was the second church built in Leiden.

The first, smaller version of the church was consecrated to St. Pancras in 1315. In 1377 the building of the present church started in Late Gothic style. It was consecrated in phases in 1381 and 1436.

The exterior of the Hooglandsekerk is impressive, as its location high on a hill, but the interior is less interesting and rather empty. The church contains the monument of Pieter Adriaanszoon van der Werff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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