The Protestant church in Middenbeemster was built between 1612 and 1621 by renowned Amsterdam architect Hendrick de Keyzer and is a well-maintained example for Dutch Renaissance architecture in Noord-Holland. The interior has additions from the Baroque and Classicist period.
The new altar adds to this stylistic plurality a contemporary dimension. A gentle folded, white surface reminiscent of a tablecloth brings its corners together by articulating a table plane with four segments, reflecting the floor plan proportions of the church of 2:1. The narrow gaps in-between the segments, a void, forms a subtle cross figure. The object is made of acryl.
Part of the ensemble is a candle holder made of massive brass and an antependium made of felt by Dutch textile artist Claudy Jongstra.