- Following upon the Reformation, Protestantism gained a firm foothold in the Netherlands during the later part of the 16th century. The Calvinist church was privileged by the state, but other denominations such as the Anabaptists or Mennonites, Lutherans, Arminians, and Friends(Quakers) were only tolerated. During the 19th and 20th centuries, many schisms took place in the Dutch Reformed Church that still mark the rather small church communities.
Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. EdwART. 2012.
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