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Overbetuwe municipality (G)

Overbetuwe is a municipality covering the eastern part of the Betuwe region and consisting of 13 villages, the largest of which is Elst. The municipality was formed in 2001 by merging the former municipalities of Elst, Heteren and Valburg.




The reformed church or Werenfriedkerk is a two-aisled church in Lower Rhine Gothic style with a nicely ornamented tower. The church was built at the location of two Roman temples.

Location: Grote Molenstraat 2






The former Gereformeerde kerk is a small one-aisled building in simple Rationalist style built in ca. 1920. It's currently used as an office.

Location: Stationsstraat 24





The catholic St. Werenfridus is a basilica in Traditionalist style, designed by G.M. Leeuwenberg and built in 1950-1951 as a replacement for a neo-Gothic church which was destroyed in 1944.

Location: Dorpsstraat 31


The reformed church of Andelst is a one-aisled church originating from the 11th century. The nave is largely Romanesque while the choir is Gothic.

Location: Kerkstraat 22





The Gothic reformed church of Herveld was built as a pseudo-basilica in ca. 1300, was extended with a transept-arm in the 14th century and was rebuilt into a hall-church in the 15th century.

Location: Schoolstraat 3





The catholic St. Leonardus is a three-aisled building in Expressionist style, designed by C. Hardeman and built in 1932, replacing an earlier church built in 1855.

Location: Dorpsstraat 14





Although its combined name seems to suggest otherwise, Slijk-Ewijk has always been one village. The reformed church at the edge of the village is a white-plastered building with a tower from the 14th century and a choir from the 15th. The current nave dates from 1912.

Location: Dorpsstraat 70





The reformed church of Valburg is a one-aisled building with a 13th-century tower, a nave that is mostly from the 14th century and a Gothic choir from the 15th century.

Location: Kerkplein 6






The St. Jacobus de Meerdere is the catholic church of Valburg. It's a three-aisled pseudo-basilica in neo-Gothic style, designed by architect A. Tepe and built in 1887-1888.

Location: Kerkstraat 18



The reformed church of Zetten has a tower from the 14th century and a choir from the 15th. The peculiar two storey neo-Gothic nave dates from 1912 and was designed by G. van Hoogevest.

Location: Kerkstraat 11


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