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Description - Monastery

Rijnsburg, Benedictinessenabdij in Rijnsburg, Zuid-Holland, NL

MeMO institution ID and name
MeMO institution ID 592
Name (Dutch) Rijnsburg, Benedictinessenabdij
Name (English) Rijnsburg Abbey, Benedictine Nuns
Patron saint(s)
Additional remarks
Location (according to current geography)
Province Zuid-Holland, NL - Netherlands
Settlement Rijnsburg
Coordinates 90/467B
Diocese before 1559 Utrecht
Diocese after 1559 Haarlem
Parish Rijnsburg
Date of foundation 1133
Founder(s) or main benefactor(s) Petronella of Saxony (widow of Floris II, count of Holland).
Religious order
Type of religious order Benedictine
Associated with
Type of institution women
Mother house
Name of the mother house
Phases in the institutional history 1133: Benedictine Nuns.
Date of transition to secular management
Date of dissolution 1572
Additional remarks Alternating with Egmond Abbey, this abbey served as mausoleum for the counts of Holland.
Extant memorial objects and/or texts concerning memoria
Memorial objects
Text carriers
Type of extant material extant manuscripts and printed books
Storage in one place
Short description of the material Manuscript (Stooker and Verbeij): 1105
Holding institution(s)
Name Museum Catharijneconvent
Settlement Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
Website
Additional remarks
Type of extant material institution archive/archival material
Storage in one place
Short description of the material Den Haag, NA: 3.18.20
Holding institution(s)
Name Nationaal Archief
Settlement Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, NL
Website
Additional remarks
  • Hüffer, M., Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de abdij Rijnsburg (The Hague 1951)
  • Hüffer, M., De adellijke vrouwenabdij van Rijnsburg, 1133-1574 (Nijmegen 1923)
  • Hüffer, M., Die Reformen in der Abtei Rijnsburg im 15. Jahrhundert (Münster 1937)
  • Loos, Ike de, 'Egmond of Rijnsburg? De liturgische handschriften van een grafelijke abdij', in: Vis, G.N.M., De abdij van Egmond. Geschreven en beschreven (Hilversum 2002), 103-142
  • Schoengen, M., Monasticon Batavum III: De Benedictijnsche Orden. Benevens de Carmelieten en Jesuieten. (Amsterdam 1942), 105
Links

Building history

General date of construction 1133
Church or chapel(s)
Name Rijnsburg, former Abbey Church
Date of foundation 1133
Date of consecration 1133
Short history of the building stages 1133: Consecration of the first abbey church. 1183: The church was enlarged and re-consecrated. The Romanesque tuff stone church had two towers. 1296: Reconstruction of the church after a fire. 1573-1574: Demolition of the monastery. Against one remaining tower, a new nave was constructed in 1578. 1633: Construction of a side aisle. 1830: Construction of a new spire. 1903, 1910, 1923: Enlargements of the church: construction of a new side aisle and transept. 1964, 1980-1981: Restaurations.
Additional remarks
Burial ground
Location
Date of consecration
Date of clearance
Extant building remnants Tower of the former abbey church
Demolition 1573
Additional remarks
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