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Elandstraatkerk

Elandstraat 194, 2513 GX The Hague
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The Elandstraatkerk is located in the Zeeheldenkwartier in The Hague. The Elandstraatkerk is one of the newer churches, only completed in 1892. The Elandstraatkerk, also known as Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Ionbespott- Received, is part of the Roman Catholic community. Together with the Teresia van Avilakerk, the Elandstraatkerk is part of the Ignatius parish. There are a number of celebrations, but on Wednesdays the church is open all day for visitors.

History
The Elandstraatkerk was part of the parish of Saint Teresa of Avila. In the 1970s there was a shortage of space within the current churches of The Hague. The population increased enormously, so that an auxiliary church had to be built in 1877. That of the parish of Saint Teresa Avila came on Da Costa Street. Years later, the Elandstraatkerk, in its current state, was just built (in 1891). It was time for a new church in the growing Zeeheldenkwartier.

Build
The Elandstraatkerk is one of the newer churches, built for the increasing population of The Hague. It was designed by architect Nicolaas Molenaar, a student of Pierre Cuypers. The Elandstraatkerk is built in the neo-Gothic style, with the Notre Dame in Paris as the source of inspiration. One of the features of the Elandstraatkerk are the two west towers, 72 meters high. In addition, the Elandstraat Church has 66 painted windows and a Mary Immaculate Unbevangen statue at the west portal. The interior of the church is also worth a visit.

Accessibility
The Elandstraatkerk is located in the Zeeheldenkwartier in The Hague. The Zeeheldenkwartier is easily accessible by car via the A12. Paid parking does apply in the center, but there are several parking garages in the area where you can park your car. The Elandstraatkerk is also easily accessible by public transport, tram 3 and 17 stop within walking distance of the Elandplein.

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