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Oude Kerk

25 Heilige Geestkerkhof, Delft, The Netherlands
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Ranked #10 of 23 Attractions in Delft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Delft's oldest parish chuch was founded about 1200. The tower was...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Delft's oldest parish chuch was founded about 1200. The tower was erected between in the fourteenth century.
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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited Amsterdam in April and for a day side trip went to Delft where we visited this church and the "New Kerk" on a single money saving entrance ticket. This church was quite beautiful in a very simple way. It was lovely to hear the silence. In the floor at the front of the church is supposedly the final... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Again - Sadly I did not allow enough time to fully explore this amazing church and its history. You can buy a money saving Combined Ticket for entry into the New & Old Kerks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a beautiful place of contemplation and meditation. Atmosphere is very different from Nieuwe Kerk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A very important monument and so much to know about! Absolutely to research the history of all this , who is buried there, what are the meanings of certain artworks, so interesting!

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Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We really do not believe a visit to Delft is complete without seeing the Oude Kerk. Your pass to enter Oude Kerk also can be used to enter the Neue Kerk. A pretty gothic church and great for photographs. Note that the church steeple is tilted!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This 13th-century gothic church is light enough you might swap it for other style. This is the oldest Delft church. Really nice interior shelters graves of many famous Dutchmen. Pay attention to the stone columns of the main nave. Wooden ceiling is obviously added later. and gives an interesting contrast to the pale color palette of the walls.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

real dutch protestant church interior. dating from after the "beeldenstorm", so quite sober and white. all the attention goes to the beautiful coloured stain glass windows. walking round looking up don't forget to look down also, you'll see the resting place where the dutch painter Johannes Vermeer from Delft lies buried. sorry to say we don't have any original Vermeer... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One ticket gets entry to the old and the new churches - I personally preferred this one. The stained glass is mostly new - replaced post 1945 ... and I think it is nice and artistic. Th church houses the graves of Vermeer and Leeuwenhoek (inventor of the microscope)

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

After a day of enjoying the delights of Delft we thought we would go into the Oude Kirk for a moment of quiet reflection. No it's a visitor attraction! A few moments? No, you pay to go in, it's just another venue. Somehow this took the spiritual moment away so we left

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The ticket to go in to the old church also covers the new church and both are well worth seeing. both are nice examples of religious architecture. We visited both and the cost was good value. Lots to see in both and lots of interesting history. Getting to Delft from Amsterdam was easy by train and a short walk from... More 

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