This is the Pauluskerk or St. Paul’s Church in Rotterdam. Not your typical church building!


The original church was built in the late 1950s, right here in the city centre. It was later demolished in 2007 to make way for a huge apartments complex. The new prayer house was rebuilt next to it. A new futuristic-looking structure, designed by the English architect Will Alsop, consists largely of copper cladding façade. It was officially opened on 2 June 2013.

Church activities resume back right here on Mauritsweg 20. The Pauluskerk remains a diaconal center where everyone can walk in. They are known for helping people in need; homeless people, addicts, psychiatric patients, asylum seekers, Rotterdammers who live in poverty, young people who have lost their direction and vulnerable older people. Pauluskerk provides refuge for everyone in need.

Address: Mauritsweg 20. 3012 JR Rotterdam.

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