Heaven stormers

If you visit Grote Kerk Naarden you will see a unique work of art high above you; the painted barrel vault from 1518. It has been visible from the ground for five centuries, at a height of 25 meters. This autumn, the unique opportunity presents itself to discover up close every detail, every facial expression and the most fanciful mythical creatures. With a staircase you "storm" the painted sky. The Grote Kerk Naarden Foundation simultaneously has an investigation into the paintings carried out.

Unique barrel vault
The five-century-old paintings are unprecedentedly well preserved, and therefore exceptional in the Netherlands. Together the paintings form a fascinating Biblical story.

Ten people can view the paintings at a time via the jetty. An audio tour, on your own smartphone, shows you around. There is also a supervisor from Grote Kerk Naarden who answers questions and can tell more about the barrel vault. Tickets cost 10.50 euros (early bird up to and including 1 October 9.50 euros), including audio tour. Children up to and including 12 years old can visit the jetty for free when accompanied by an adult. Afterwards, Grote Kerk Naarden, a national monument, can also be viewed with an audio tour. There are free children's routes for children. Visits are possible from Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are sold per timeslot.

Naturally, the safety of visitors and employees is central. A maximum of 10 visitors are allowed on the scaffolding at a time, the space offers the possibility to keep sufficient distance from each other. Wearing a mouth mask is mandatory on top of the floor near the vault. In addition, extra hygiene measures are taken.

Order your tickets via www.grotekerknaarden.nl