Unique to the Netherlands, this neo-byzantine church is part of the ‘Largest Museum in the Netherlands’, a community of iconic Dutch churches, each of which tells a unique story and keeps its doors open to visitors whenever it can. You are welcome to visit five afternoons a week, from Wednesday to Sunday between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm (Monday and Tuesday closed). Group tours can also be arranged outside the regular opening hours.
The church is a prominent landmark - with its nineteen copper domes and minaret-like bell tower, this Roman Catholic church dominates the skyline of Waalwijk. Experts are of the opinion that it is one of the Netherlands’ most iconic churches, and undoubtedly worth a visit.
General admission is free of charge. Opt for our 30-minute audio tour for fascinating stories available in both English and Dutch (€ 3 per person). The audio tour takes you through the entire church building and talks about its origins, the building and all its unique features.
If you opt for a group tour, one of our expert guides will take you round and tell you everything you need to know about the background of our unique church and its links to Waalwijk’s history at the centre of the Dutch shoe and leather industry. Please get in touch with us beforehand if you’d like to request a group tour. Contact us via email@example.com or by phone +31 6 2930 6470.
Waalwijk and its surroundings
A visit to this magnificent church would be best combined with a visit to museum, knowledge centre and lab Het Schoenenkwartier, where you can learn all about the shoe and leather history of Waalwijk. In addition, Waalwijk’s convivial city centre offers a wide range of shopping, lunch and dining options. Click here for more interesting visiting options in the vicinity of St John the Baptist Church and Waalwijk.
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