(ZH): reformed church
'Oudkerk' in the name of
this place means Old Church, and must have been added when a second
church was built in Giessen-Nieuwkerk ('Giessen New Church'), the
Giessenburg. Giessen-Oudkerk is also known as Giessen-Oudekerk, with an
The Old Church was built between 1350 and 1400. In the 15th century the
tower was built. This tower is in Campine Gothic-style.
This variant of Brabantine Gothicism has its origins in the Campine
region but was obviously used outside it as well. The heavy diagonally
positioned buttresses and the undeep niches with 'Romanesque'
decorations are the most obvious features of that style present here.
The choir, which must have been fairly tall, was demolished in 1838.