(Dr): reformed church
church of Vries was built in the 12th century. Both the tower and the
nave are in Romanesque style. Especially the tower is a highlight of
this style for The Netherlands, being decorated with arcades, niches
and friezes. The sounding holes have small, decorated pillars. Most of
the tower was built of tuff. Only the upper segment is made of brick.
The nave was built a bit later than the tower, in the second half of
the 12th century. It is one aisle wide and also is built out of tuff.
The original apse was replaced by a tall Gothic choir in 1425. More
changes followed in the next centuries, including the replacement of
the original windows by taller, Gothic ones. During a restoration in
1946-1949 the church was brought back to Romanesque state as much as