De Grote Kerk

Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk, Great, or St. James Church) is a landmark Protestant church in The Hague, Netherlands. The building is located on the Torenstraat, named for its high tower. Together with the Binnenhof, it is one of the oldest buildings in The Hague. Members of the House of Orange-Nassau have been baptised there. The latest are Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his daughter Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange.

The Grote or Sint-Jacobskerk.

The Grote or Sint-Jacobskerk.

It is remarkable for its fine tower and chime of bells, and contains the cenotaph monument of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam, designed by Cornelis Moninckx and sculpted by Bartholomeus Eggers in 1667, and the renaissance tomb of Gerrit van Assendelft (1487 – 1558).

Monument of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam.

Monument of Jacob van Wassenaer Obdam.

The church endured a fire in 1539, and the stained glass windows were repaired by leading glass artists, including the brothers Dirk and Wouter Crabeth of Gouda. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who visited the church after the fire, sponsored two windows by the Crabeth’s that due to their royal origin are the only two windows that have survived up to the present day.

Stained glass window to commemorate the martyr Jan de Bakker, designed by Max Nauta, executed by glaziers 'Schrier en De Ru' in Haarlem, 1930.

Stained glass window to commemorate the martyr Jan de Bakker, designed by Max Nauta, executed by glaziers ‘Schrier en De Ru’ in Haarlem, 1930.

Statue.

Statue.

Organ.

Organ.

Statue.

Statue.

Painting.

Painting.

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