Sint Gudulakerk Lochem
Saint Gudula Church

Saint Gudula Church - Lochem

N 52.1618862 / E 6.4156402

The Gudula church in Lochem is many centuries old. The first suspicion of the church was a wooden barn church in the 9th century, followed by the first written mention in 1059. In the 12th century, there was talk of a tufa basilica and in the 14th century, the building was replaced by a Gothic construction with the tower added in 1478.

The monumental church, now listed as a protected monument, has several historical details such as beautiful stained-glass windows and murals from the early 15th century. Due to fire and war damage - especially in the great city fire of 6 April 1615 in which almost all houses were lost - much was rebuilt and expanded into what we now know as a 'hall church'. The last restoration dates from 1977.

The church also contains a Lady Chapel where you can pray, light a candle or do other spiritual activities. All that was missing was a Mary. To complete this special place, in 2017, in honour of 500 years of the Reformation, the icon of the 'Mother of God of Unity' was added, made by Geert Hüsstege of the icon studio Transfiguration.

A visit to Saint Gudula Church will leave you enjoying beautiful architecture, historical details and spiritual surroundings.

Sint Gudulakerk Lochem

Saint Gudula Church
7241 AA Lochem

Contact details

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday Closed

Please note: opening times apply only in June, July and August.

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