St Martin's Basilica - Venlo
The Saint Martin basilica was given a wooden tower when it was built. In 1480, during the Hanseatic period, the church was given a new tower which, with its height of 90 metres, could be seen for miles around. But during a severe earthquake in 1532, one corner of the tower collapsed. Finally, in 1776, a new tower was built that was a little lower: only 49 metres. But that was not the end of it: the church and tower burned down during a bombing raid in October 1944. A year later the remains of the tower collapsed. In 1953, the restoration of the church and tower was completed.
In the church, there are valuable art treasures such as the pulpit from 1701, the baptismal font from 1701 and choir stalls from the 15th century.
The church is open to everyone who wants to have a moment of reflection or meditation, or just wants to light a candle. Others come to admire the beautiful architecture, the stained-glass windows or the art treasures.
St Martin's Basilica
Grote Kerkstraat 28
5911 CG Venlo
E: Parochie.StMartinus@rkvenlo.nl W: https://www.rkvenlo.nl/
|Tuesday||10:30 - 16:00|
|Wednesday||10:30 - 16:00|
|Thursday||10:30 - 16:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 16:00|
|Sunday||13:00 - 15:00|
Closed on weekdays between 12:30 and 14:00.