The Janskerk (St John’s Church) is a stunning old church dating back to the 11th century. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the city’s five collegiate churches which together formed a cluster in the shape of a cross.
After losing its function when the public practice of the Catholic faith was prohibited, and as the result of a tornado, the Janskerk increasingly fell into disrepair throughout the years. It was not until the 20th century that the church was finally restored.
The Janskerk provides a striking setting with the natural reverb of the church offering the music a certain grandeur and intensity. Within just a 10 minute walk from TivoliVredenburg, the Janskerk is a fine entry point in exploring what Le Guess Who? and the city of Utrecht have to offer.
Photography: Jelmer de Haas; Tim van Veen.