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Subject: St. Martin's Cathedral, Utrecht, Pieterskerk, Utrecht
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A kerkenkruis is in the Netherlands a couple of churches that form a cross on a map. Usually the Dutch think of the cross of churches in Utrecht which includes Utrecht Cathedral (the Dom) and the Pieterskerk. These churches date from the middle ages, but the expression is younger. It is uncertain whether forming a cross was by accident or by intention of the builders.

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  • David Winer, "Marking the City for Christ: Utrecht’s kerkenkruis"
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