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Nieuwe Kerk

Delft, The Netherlands
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$50*
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87%
Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Northern Virginia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
118 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very pretty church and well worth visiting when in Delft. The tomb of Willem of Orange, with its crying cherubs and mournful dog, is very impressive. The ticket for the Nieuwe Kerk can be used to enter the Oude Kerk, but you must pay another fee to climb to the tower. We have climbed the tower and it is worth... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is an amazing church to visit. There is also a tower which you can climb. It costs extra, and the climb is long and tiring, but completely worth it. The view you get from the top is very, very good. The church itself is very good. The best part is one can visit the old church also with this... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This church built by the end of 15th century still holds the name Nieuwe Kerk. Not as light and pretty as Oude Kerk, this one is important for the royal burial crypt and tomb of William of Orange, the Dutch Renaissance monument. As most Protestant churches it lacks decoration, details and light. With its massive columns and darker tones inside,... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Always feels great ehen entering this church. You just feel the connections with the house of Oranje-Nassau. The impressive tombe of Willem of Orange, father of our fatherland makes you feel proud. Eventhough the original decorations of the church have removed when it became the Netherlands Reformed church, it is still an impressive building to look at. It's glass-stained windows... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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205 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In my opinion not as nice as the Old Church (both are on the same ticket). The Church houses the crypt which has all the Dutch Royals buried within it - Not open. William of Orange (Not the one that UK Visitors will know) has his commemoration statue here, If you want to go up the tower you have to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had never been into a Protestant church and as I got into this one I was able to see the greatest differences of architecture in the details and the overall building. The staff is welcoming and helpful and the prices for students is quite low! (I think it was 2€) Yey!! Also you get the ticket for both the... More

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Seattle
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Yeah, not much newer than the old church but called the new church nonetheless. Not as cool medieval looking as the old church, for example it doesn't have the breadth of sweet stained glass. But it has the royal Netherlands crypt which includes the burial of William the Silent. That's awesome. Plus there is some new wave abstract stained glass... More

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York, United Kingdom
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114 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There are two entry fees - one for the church and one for the tower. We did both. The church itself is lovely (those used to Southern European Catholic Churches will think it very plain, but it reflects Protestant ideals) and the information very good, in both Dutch and English. The tower was something of an experience. Not only is... More

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went through the church and enjoyed the history as written in both Dutch and English. We also climbed the tower (some 360 steps) and really enjoyed the views from it.

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place was our favorite in Delft for long time. Great views, history and friendly faces. My son first climbed the tower of the church when he was four, and did it a couple of times when he became five (he did it always on his own). Now my son is nearly six. But when we came to the place... More

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