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Nieuwe Kerk

Delft, The Netherlands
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Ranked #7 of 23 Attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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York, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
114 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Arnold, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We started our Viking Cruise in Amsterdam. We arrived at 6am their time. So we had plenty of time to enjoy the sights. We saw the Rijksmuseum which house Rembrandt paintings, The Van Goah Museum at Museumplein. And the Central station.. Then is was time for a nap so we could enjoy the Red light District by night. What an... More

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
37 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Austere but interesting church. Not as good as the many churches I've visited in France and Italy. I think the Dutch want it that way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

For very little money, you can see BOTH the Old & the New Churches. Well worth it! The New is normally worth 5 stars, but the construction & the Delft University student intro week made it noisy & a bit chaotic.

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Bologna, Italy
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56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Despite the steep stairs (no elevator, of course), the not-to-cheap ticket and the lack of room for all the tourists (think twice if you have difficulties with it), the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk is the nicest-thing to do in Delft. From its top, the view is magnificent. Very recommended. No high heels shoes.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

"Pay" is the Dutchs favorite word. Entrance to the church costs. Also, do not park in Delft. The police control foreign cars all the time and penalties are absurdly high.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the church in August of 2013. The inside was beautiful, and informative. I would suggest climing the steps to the top of the tower. Quite the view from the top, although i didn't realize how hard it would be to pull a stroller up those steps.

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Brooklyn, New York
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49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is the major landmark in the city of Delft, with the crpyt of the royal House of Orange Nassau. Renovation work was underway while I was there, but the magnificence of the interior couldn't be missed. There was also an excellent exhibition on the history of the monarchy of the Netherlands when I was there. This church has so... More

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