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Andelst (G): reformed church

The church of Andelst, known as St. Vitus in catholic times, is one of the oldest churches of the Netherlands. It was built in the 11th century but was since radically altered. The oldest part is the nave. The south-side wall shows the original Romanesque style and is built of irregular pieces of different sorts of natural stone. The small Romanesque windows are reconstructions based on old traces. The north wall of the nave was rebuilt in brick in simple Classical style in 1794. The west wall is probably younger the south wall, since it was built of stones in a more regular pattern. The tower was built in ca. 1400. The Gothic choir dates from the year 1440. The church was restored in 1928-1930.

The church has been a protestant one since the late-16th century. The reformed community of Andelst did not join the united protestant church in 2004, and has since been part of the restored reformed church.

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