Chronology

1380
Construction begins

1410
First church service

1578
Iconoclastic attacks, the church becomes Protestant

1645
Major fire, followed by a grand reconstruction

1655
Largest organ in the Netherlands installed

1664
Pulpit completed

Chronology
Photo Petra and Erik Hesmerg

1677
Funeral of Michiel de Ruyter

1783
Demolition of the uncompleted tower

1814
Willem I takes oath on the new Constitution

1822
Baptism of the son of the later King Willem II

1840
Investiture of King Willem II

1849
Investiture of King Willem III

1898
Investiture of Queen Wilhelmina

1948
Investiture of Queen Juliana

1959–79
Major restoration

1980
Investiture of Queen Beatrix

Chronology1981
First exhibitions

2002
Marriage of the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima

2013
Investiture of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima