Protestant Church in the Netherlands

Protestant Church in bulbfield; foto Protestantse Kerk/Freek Visser

The Protestant Church in the Netherlands is the largest protestant church in the Netherlands in terms of membership. It is the continuation of three former churches, the Netherlands Reformed Church, the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and it exists as from May 1st, 2004.

A Protestant congregation can be found in nearly every city, town and village in the Netherlands. These local churches are faith-based communities of people who are united by their belief in Jesus Christ. 

Facts & figures

The Protestant Church in the Netherlands has 2.1 million members, making it one of the largest religious denominations in the Netherlands, with nearly 1800 local congregations and over 2200 ministers. About 600 of the Protestant ministers are pastoral workers in care facilities, at prisons and judicial authorities, and in the armed forces. 

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