Maranatha Church, Deventer

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Maranatha Church, Deventer

The Maranatha Church first opened its doors in 1992. This unique Moluccan church is hidden in a residential area in Deventer. It was designed by the famous architect couple of Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. Once inside, you can almost imagine yourself on the Moluccas. A stunning line pattern of shells is visible on the walls throughout the church. This is the artwork ‘Flying Lines’ by Iene Ambar. The work was specially designed for the Maranatha Church, with mother-of-pearl shells sourced from the Moluccas. Both the design of the church and the artwork in the church were created in consultation with the community. This makes the church a great example of co-creation.

Opening hours

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

12 noon to 5 PM

Picture guide

Discover the hidden treasures

We have selected the cathedral's highlights for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the picture guide which will lead you to all the highlights.

Entrance and picture guide Free

The picture guide is available in Dutch, English, German and Moluccan-Malay


How do you get to the church?

By car

There is ample parking in the area around the church.

By public transport

From the train station in Deventer you can take the bus to the Maranatha Church. Plan your trip on


Maranathaplein 1
7415 HX Deventer