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Church of St. Nicholas
Unlock requirements
Population of 250000
Construction Cost
30000 C
Maintenance Cost
10000 C


This building is a Landmark .

The Sint Nicolaaskerk (Church of St. Nicholas) is a Roman Catholic church in the centre of Amsterdam.

Officially the church was called St. Nicholas inside the Walls, i.e. the oldest part of the Amsterdam defence The facade is crowned by two towers with a rose window in between. The centre of this window is formed by a bas relief depicting Christ and the four Evangelists, made in the Van den Bossche and Crevels workshop in 1886. A sculpture of the patron saint of both the church and the city of Amsterdam was placed in a niche in the upper section of the gable top. The well-known sculptor Bart van Hove (1850-1914) made the sculpture in 1886. The crossing is articulated by a large octagonal tower with a baroque dome and lantern and crowned by a crossworks. The architect,Adrianus Bleijs (1842-1912) designed the church basing himself on a combination of several revival styles of which Neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance are the most prominent models.[1]





References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_St_Nicholas_(Amsterdam)

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