Our VIsion

In the heart of the bustling city of Rotterdam, where the old meets the new, stands the venerable Cathedral of Saint Nicolas, a spiritual haven and a beacon of cultural heritage.

The cathedral, a cornerstone of the Catharijnemuseum of Utrecht, is not merely a place of worship; it is a living testament to centuries of history and tradition.

As the custodians of this sacred space, we find ourselves at a juncture where the past converges with the future.

Beneath the hallowed grounds of the cathedral, there lies an opportunity to create a space that transcends the ecclesiastical, reaching out to the community at large.

A new hall, envisioned at a cost of 750,000 euros, is not just a structural addition; it is a commitment to the flourishing of the cathedral's role in the contemporary world.

This hall, when realized, will serve as more than a mere extension of the cathedral. It will become a vibrant center for communal gatherings, a nurturing space for Sunday school, and a showcase for our precious icon collection.

Beyond the sacred rituals, this hall will be a place where the cultural tapestry of Rotterdam unfolds—a meeting ground for art, history, and spirituality.

In the vibrant tapestry of Rotterdam, the envisioned hall beneath the Cathedral of Saint Nicolas emerges not as a solitary sanctuary but as a communal hub pulsating with benefits for the city and its residents.

Beyond the ecclesiastical functions, this hall is poised to become a catalyst for community engagement and enrichment. Picture a space where cultural diversity is celebrated—a venue for art exhibitions that showcase local talent, historical artifacts that tell the stories of Rotterdam's evolution, and educational programs that bring the city's rich heritage to life.

As the hall opens its doors, it extends a warm invitation to the people of Rotterdam. Community gatherings, lectures, and workshops will find a welcoming home, fostering a sense of togetherness and shared experience.

In this space, the sacred and the secular harmoniously coexist, echoing the inclusive spirit of Rotterdam itself.

The Sunday school within the hall becomes not just a place for religious instruction but a nurturing ground for values that transcend faith—empathy, understanding, and respect. It becomes a beacon for the younger generation, instilling a sense of belonging and responsibility towards their cultural roots.

Moreover, the hall's strategic location as a partner with the Catharijnemuseum of Utrecht adds an extra layer of cultural significance. It becomes a seamless extension of the museum, hosting exhibitions and events that draw from the city's collective memory. Visitors, whether drawn by faith or cultural curiosity, will find a space where the past converges with the present, offering a unique and enriching experience.

The benefits extend beyond the spiritual and cultural realms. The hall, as a versatile venue, opens up opportunities for partnerships with local businesses, fostering economic growth and collaboration. It becomes a destination for tourists, contributing to the city's tourism sector and amplifying Rotterdam's position as a cultural destination.

In essence, the hall beneath the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas is not just a construction project; it's a communal endeavor that breathes life into the very essence of Rotterdam. It's an investment in unity, cultural richness, and shared experiences—an architectural testament to the city's commitment to embracing its past while embracing the future.

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Together, we can build the parish hall for Saint Nicolas
that will glorify God and bless many lives.
This is our chance to show our faith and love in action.
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