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Church Sunday: Emmakerk, Amersfoort

Among the family papers in my possession is an album with postcards of Dutch churches, collected by my grandfather. Most of the cards are from the 1930s. On Sundays, I post cards from this collection in the series Church Sunday. Today: The Emmakerk in Amersfoort.

Emma Church, Amersfoort (vintage postcard)

Emma Church, Amersfoort (vintage postcard)

The Emmakerk (Emma Church) still exists, but is known under another name: Emmaüskerk (Emmaus church). I don’t know when and why the name changed from Emma (the name of a Dutch Queen) to Emmaus (a biblical place), and I also don’t know anything about the history of this church.


  1. I am always a little in awe of the striking nature of nearly any example of modern Dutch architecture.

  2. I just discovered your blog, and look forward in following it. (I’ve got quite a few Dutch names.) Thank you.

  3. Wishing you a great, happy Blogiversary!
    Theresa (Tanlged Trees)

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