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History of Holland > Netherlands cities > Leiden Netherlands > Leiden sights > Hooglandse Kerk
The Church of St. Pancras, or Hooglandsche Kerk is a handsome late-Gothic stone edifice erected in the 15th century on the site of an earlier building of 1280, of which the tower still remains. The whole was restored in 1885-1902.
It is a large basilica with nave and aisles, with a transept also flanked with aisles. The nave, which has reached neither its projected length nor its projected height, is covered by a wooden roof of barrel-vaulting. The Nothern arm of the transept, the gable of which is richly decorated, is surmounted by odd-looking turrets.
In the nave, below the crossing, is the monument of the Burgomaster Pieter Adriaansz van der Werf; adjacent, on the South Eeast pillar, is a memorial tablet with his portrait in relief.
The organ in the church dates from the 16th century.
The quaint little chapel of the St. Anna Hofje, at Hooigracht 9, a little to the South East of the church, should not be overlooked.
The Hooglandse Kerk (The Hooglands Church), Church of Saint Pancras is open for visits.
Address Hooglandse Kerk, St. Pancras Leiden:
2312 KH Leiden, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)71 514 9636
Visit the official website of the Hooglandse Kerk Leiden.
See Location, Map and Satellite images of the Hooglandse Kerk Leiden in the Netherlands .