Old Groningen Churches, Krewerd, Middelstum, Midwolde, Pieterburen

Discover the hidden treasures

Main partner

Krewerd

Mariakerk

The Mariakerk in Krewerd was built around 1280. All that time ago, yet the church still has a serene, mystical, medieval aura. The interior is very big for a small village church. Its most eye-catching feature is the sixteenth-century organ in the middle of the church. The pipes have discoloured a bit through age, but the instrument is still played.

Open daily from 10.00-17.00

Please note: due to a renovation, the Mariakerk is not accesible from 25 June to 23 July.

Address
Kerkpad 8
9904 PE Krewerd 

www.kerkkrewerd.nl

Middelstum

Sint-Hippolytuskerk

The Sint-Hippolytuskerk in Middelstum was built in the fifteenth century by a knight called Onno van Ewsum. Colourful paintings of biblical scenes were added on the vaulted ceiling soon afterwards. One of them is of Adam and Eve in Paradise. The beautiful details in the paintings are testimony to the skill of the anonymous artist.

Open daily from 10.00-17.00, with the exception of the first Sunday of the month.

Address
Concordiaplein 1
9991 BB Middelstum

www.kerkmiddelstum.nl


Midwolde

Adelskerk

The Adelskerk in Midwolde is an elegant church. The aristocratic families that lived in nearby Nienoord turned the village church into their court chapel. They went so far as to install an imposing marble tomb made by the sculptor Rombout Verhulst. It has kept the memory of those families alive for centuries.

Open 11.00-17.00 from Thursday to Sunday (1 April to 31 October).

Tour guides are present from 13:00 - 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Address
Hoofdstraat 134
9355 TD Midwolde

www.kerkmidwolde.nl

Pieterburen

Petruskerk

The Petruskerk stands in the middle of the botanical garden of Pieterburen. The interior is ornately decorated with superb wood carvings. You will find yourself in the midst of a mass of plants, flowers and animals. The woodcarvers and furniture makers give you the feeling that you have entered a heavenly paradise on earth.

29-10-2018 t/m 06-01-2019 daily 11.00-16.00 
07-01-2019 t/m 13-04-2019 Saturday and Sunday 11.00-16.00

Address
Hoofdstraat 74
9968 AG Pieterburen

www.kerk-pieterburen.nl

Keyholders

Krewerd
Contact: T. Stuyling de Lange
Address: Kerkpad 1
Telephone: +31 (0)596 850 180

Middelstum
Contact: Fam. Bos
Address: Kerkpad 23
Telephone: +31 (0)595 551 324

Midwolde
Contact: H. Nienhuis-Stol
Address: Hoofdstraat 125-I
Telephone: +31 (0)594 513 080

Pieterburen
Contact: I. Diakonoff
Address: Hoofdstraat 80
Telephone: +31 (0)595 528 401

Keyholders

There is no charge to visit the old Groningen churches.

The old Groningen churches have generous opening hours. If you find the church closed you can collect a key from someone nearby and let yourself in.

Sint-Hippolytuskerk, Middelstum, SOGK. Foto: Janna Bathoorn.

Viewing guide

Discover the hidden treasures

We have selected the highlights of the old Groningen churches in Krewerd, Middelstum, Midwolde and Pieterburen for you. There is a remarkable story behind each one. Ask for the viewing guide to guide you around all the highlights.

Information viewing guide

We ask for a voluntary contribution for the use of the viewing guide. In this way you will be helping to preserve the interior of this church.

Route

How do you get to the old Groningen churches?

By car

If you go to Groningen by car, combine your trip with a visit to all the churches. They all have parking spaces outside the door. Plan your route at google.nl/maps.

By public transport

You can also get to the old Groningen churches by public transport. We advise you to plan your visit in advance at 9292.nl.