De Opstandingskerk

  Bos en Lommerplein 325 ,   West         more than a year ago
Located right next to the A10 motorway, you'll find the Opstandingskerk (Resurrection Church), which is also known as the Coal Scuttle. In case you don't know what that is, and we have to admit that we also had to look it up, it's a bucket made especially for hauling coal from a shed to the heater. The introduction of natural gas in the 1960s put an end to most coal stoves in the Netherlands, and also the scuttle. But for many Dutch it's still a household name and it fits the shape of this 48m-high church tower perfectly. The building is made of red bricks with tall windows stretching all the way to the top. The peaceful atmosphere of the church is partly due to the austere furnishings, the white stucco and the light wood. It can seat over 450 worshippers.


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