When walking around this neighbourhood, you definitely wouldn’t expect such a big church as the Majella church right around the corner from some of the blocks. To me, that’s the great thing about the NedPho-dome. The first I time I went here, I was quite flabbergasted upon my arrival.
The big Majella church was built in the 1920s, and is inspired by Byzantine churches its architect Jan Stuyt visited in Palestine. After being nominated for demolition it gladly got re-purposed and now functions as the base for one of the country’s biggest orchestras. The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra use the big dome to rehearse, and luckily some of the rehearsals (and their concerts) are open to the public. The interior has been completely redone, based on the orchestra’s wants and needs.
Impressed by the first impression of the dome? You will be by the music as well, so make sure you have a quick peek inside.