|Noorse Kerk Rotterdam|
|Address:||Westzeedijk 300. 3016 AP Rotterdam|
The Noorsekerk, Sjomannskirken is situated in the Park in the heart of Rotterdam near the Westzeedijk, opposite to the Kunsthal, and at walking distance of the Euromast.
Sjomannskirken was built in Norway in 1914 and subsequently transported to Rotterdam. The Norwegian sailors Community (Den Norske Sjoemannskirke) has been settled in the Dutch harbour city in 1904 and wanted a traditional and authentic church in order to be able practise their faith abroad as well.
As a result of the construction of the Maastunnel the Sjomannskirken in Rotterdam had to move to its present location in 1937.
The complex of the Norwegian church and the vicarage are an exact duplicate of a Norwegian village church dating from the 16th century. The largest wooden building of Rotterdam is a national monument and one of many characteristic buildings that can be found in the heart of Rotterdam.
The main objective of the Noorderkerk, Sjomannskirken in Rotterdam was to accommodate and help Norwegian sailors.