Dominicans built a Catholic church and monastery on this site in 1401. The latter was destroyed by fire in 1420 and rebuilt. The church was expanded in the mid-16th century. In 1574, the monks were expelled during the Protestant Reformation. Nine years later, their monastery was demolished. For over a century, the church deteriorated while standing empty until becoming a stable and then an armory. In 1690, the stored munitions exploded. After WWII, Kloosterkerk was restored and once again served a Protestant congregation. If you enjoy medieval churches, make sure to also visit Grote de Sint-Jacobskerk nearby. Sections of Great St. James Church date back to the mid-14th century.