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Nieuwe Kerk

Delft, The Netherlands
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Delft
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Vankleek Hill, Ontario
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church, full of history. Tomb of William of Oranje, and the Royal Families as well. Painting are beautiful and the tower is a must see. Lots of stairs so it is not for the faint at heart. The effort is definitely work it, the view is spectacular! Would not have missed this for the world!

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful and interesting. Especialy the grave of Willem van Oranje. We have seen where the tombes of the Royal Family are. The building of the church is also very beautiful and very old. Beautiful old paintings. We were also in the tower of the church. It takes very much effort to walk on the stairs until above. But when it... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The nieuwe kerk, is one of the highlights which you should not miss while visiting delft. It is a typical Gothic church, one of the protestant landmarks. It is the burial location of the Dutch Royal family. the royal tomb is not open for public. the church houses an exhibition on the history of the church and you can climb... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

....and disaster-prone: it's been burnt to the ground, struck by lightning and become unstable during its history. Dutch protestant churches are intended for preaching and feel spacious and light. This also boasts the tomb of William The Silent (AKA William I of Orange), assassinated in the nearby Prinzenhof in 1584 and has a series of very informative panels detailing (in... More

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Leeds
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Like all Dutch churches the lack of decoration does provide the tourist - as opposed to a worshipper - with less than the Gothic Catholicism of France or Germany. But interesting on the tombs of the Dutch Royal family and the Orange and Nassau dynasty.

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Hayward, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Name is a misnomer- built from 1300-1500. Houses the crypt of the Dutch Royal Family. View from the tower (376 steps) is spectacular and levels every 100 steps gives one a view of the bell mechanism(and a chance to catch your breath). Admission here also gives you admission to the old church at the other end of the square.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Amazing history of architecture and construction phases! A must see in Delft! Wonderful brick work and interior... simply majestic.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We paid to climb to the top of the tower; it was hard work (I am 27 and average fitness), well worth it for the views of Delft though, and great sense of achievement! But not recommended for those who are unfit or claustrophobic! The church looked beautiful, but unfortunately we didn't have chance to explore more.

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Leiria, Portugal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I visit the Nieuwe Kerk after I watching a religious ceremony of a normal sunday. I thought the interior of this church very poor because their exterior is really amazing. Of course that the mausoleum of Prince William of Orange and the building architecture are very nice. The church don't exist any heating system and it is very cold.

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Ancona, Italy
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465 helpful votes 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Anyone can see how magnificent the tomb of William the Silent is, but the experience of visiting it will be much richer if you know something about William, and why he has such a special place in the hearts of Dutch people - the people who he loved. So if possible read something about him before you go (e.g. the... More

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