As the German army retreated from Holland at the end of World War II, its leaders decided, with a certain ecumenical impartiality, to blow up the bell towers of both the Catholic and the Reformed churches in Zevenbergen, near Breda, fearing that these would be used as lookout posts. After the war, the towers were quickly rebuilt. Today they stand as architectural statements to both the importance of religion in the Netherlands and to its...
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