This octagonal church was built as one of the first churches for Protestant worship, between 1639 and 1649, and was designed by city architect Arent van 's-Gravensande. The portal from 1659 is by Jacob van Campen. Inside is a pulpit from 1649. The organ, built in 1560 and enlarged in 1629, was moved from the Pieterskerk in 1733. The Mare  is a former peat river, now partly filled in.

Arent van 's-Gravesande, Section of the Marekerk (Leiden Regional Archives)

Opening times

  • Every monday open
  • Every tuesday open
  • Every wednesday open
  • Every thursday open
  • Every friday open
  • Every saturday open
  • Every sunday open