Great Church Veere
Reallocation of religious heritage has been gaining increased attention in the past few years. Many church buildings, given a new function, are thus safeguarded for the future. Public support and solid exploitation plans are of crucial importance here. The Grote Kerk (Great Church) of Veere, with its stubby tower, is an iconic landmark in the area. The beautiful interior of this late-Gothic church is striking, but for a large part of the year is not open to the public. With cultural entrepreneur and XPEX-associate Ernst Veen (former director of the Nieuwe Kerk and The Hermitage in Amsterdam), XPEX has put forward a recommendation for the new market positioning and an alternate concept for how the church could be used. This proposal was presented in January 2014 to the Veere Council.