Municipality covering most of the region with the same name. Main town is Naaldwijk. The other places are De Lier, 's-Gravenzande, Heenweg, Honselersdijk, Kwintsheul, Maasdijk, Monster, Poeldijk, Ter Heijde and Wateringen.
reformed Oude Kerk or
Adrianuskerk is a large 15th-century Gothic pseudo-basilica
13th-century tower in Romanesque style.
The chapel of
the Heilige Geesthofje
("courtyard of the holy Spirit")
is a small building in an unclear style. It was built in 1641 and
served as a synagogue from 1807 until 1922.
Location: Heilige Geesthofje 2
catholic St. Adrianus
three-aisled church in Expressionistic style, built in 1930-1933 after
a design by Jos Margry and A.G. Dessing.
The reformed church of De Lier, locally called Dom, is a big pseudo-basilica in Gothic style from the mid-15th century. The tower has no buttresses and leans towards the side.
a cruciform building in simple Rationalistic style. It was designed by
H. Onvlee and built in 1923-1924
catholic church of
Honselersdijk is the O.L. Vrouwe van
Goede Raad, a three-aisled
building in Traditionalist style with neo-Gothic influences, designed
by N. Molenaar jr. and built in 1927-1928.
The reformed church of
Monster is a big
three-aisled hall-church in Gothic style. It was built in the late-14th
century out of a one-aisled cruciform church from the 13th century ,
which itself was a conversion of a chapel from the 11th century. The
tower was built between 1400 and 1450.
Location: Kerkplein 1
The St. Machutus is a
church in neo-Classical style. The one-aisled building was built in
1828-1831 and was designed by S. van Rijswijk. The tower was added in
1859 and was designed by J. van Rees.
The St. Bartholomeus of
Poeldijk is also
called "cathedral of the Westland". The big neo-Gothic church was built
in 1924-1926 after a design from 1913 by N. Molenaar sr..
has seen many
changes since it was originally built. The Gothic nave was built in the
mid-15th century and was part of a much bigger church by
Part of the tower is from the 14th century, but in ca. 1800 its age was
hidden behind a new coat of bricks.
catholic St. Jan de Doper
a three-aisled pseudo-basilica built in 1900-1901 after a design by
A.A.J. Margry and J.M. Snickers. The church has a slightly centralizing
ground-plan, due to the transept being thee-aisles wide as well.