The Cunera Church

RHENEN

The Cunera Church is the main church of Rhenen. It is a relatively large church, due to the fact that Rhenen was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. The pilgrims would come here for the relics of St Cunera, who was honoured here since the eighth century. The church's pride is its tower, which is 82 meters tall. Inside the church, the charming Renaissance rood loft from around 1550 really stands out.

It is one of only a few rood lofts that remain in the Netherlands. The rood loft has been decorated with allegorical representations of the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Part of the figurative sculptures has been lost. The choir contains chiselled choir stalls from 1570. 

Tours through the chu…

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The Cunera Church is the main church of Rhenen. It is a relatively large church, due to the fact that Rhenen was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. The pilgrims would come here for the relics of St Cunera, who was honoured here since the eighth century. The church's pride is its tower, which is 82 meters tall. Inside the church, the charming Renaissance rood loft from around 1550 really stands out.

It is one of only a few rood lofts that remain in the Netherlands. The rood loft has been decorated with allegorical representations of the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Part of the figurative sculptures has been lost. The choir contains chiselled choir stalls from 1570. 

Tours through the church are organised throughout the year, and you can also climb the tower. You can book a tour via the Rhenen Tourist Information Office (VVV).

The Legend of Cunera
To find out more about the legend of Cunera, go to www.cuneralegende.nl

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Opening times

  • every Mondayopen
  • every Tuesdayopen
  • every Wednesdayopen
  • every Thursdayopen
  • every Fridayopen
  • every Saturdayopen
  • every Sundayopen

Prices

  • €2.50

Attributes

Target group

  • FamiliesYes
  • PupilsYes
  • AdultsYes

Culture

  • Bookings: Reservation required

Location