Nicolaïkerk | St Nicholas' Church


Nicolaaskerkhof 8
3512 XC Utrecht
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The church is currently used by the Protestant Church in the Netherlands, and is situated in Utrecht’s Museum Quarter.

The Nicolaïkerk was built in the 12th century as a parish church dedicated to St Nicholas. The name of the church reflects its position at a junction of waterways, as St Nicolas is the patron saint of sailors.

In 1556 and 1579, the church was damaged during the Iconoclastic Fury and fell into Protestant hands, and the layout was changed significantly as a result. Through the years, much has been changed and the church has been expanded on numerous occasions, but the unique 14th-century cupola painting in the crossing, with its ornamental and geometrical shapes, can still be admired today.

In addition to regular Sunday services, the Nicolaïkerk also frequently holds a wide range of special services. Click here for an overview of the church calendar.


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Accessibility Visitors with a visual impairment Information on audiocasette/CD-rom/DVD Wheelchair users and visitors who have difficulty walking Almost all facilities are accessible Visitors with a hearing impairment Ring line present Visitors with a guide dogs Allowed