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“Amazing craftmanship in this old building” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk
25 Heilige Geestkerkhof, Delft, The Netherlands
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Ranked #10 of 23 Attractions in Delft
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Delft's oldest parish chuch was founded about 1200. The tower was erected between in the fourteenth century.
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“Amazing craftmanship in this old building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

As an American, buildings these old are just amazing to me. The stained glass was also amazing, and you can get a ticket to see both the Oude Kerk (old church) and the Nieuw Kerk (new church).

We toured the first church, then had lunch while crossing the City Center and then went to the second church.

Take the time to look down at the floors or you will miss a lot of history and carvings.

Visited December 2011
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Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“The Old church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

A very old church which is tilting towards one side due to settlement in the foundation. It is a must watch if you are in Delft.

Visited August 2012
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“amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

i'm quite a church fanatic and i loved this church. you can walk all the way to the top of the church spire to get a magnificent 360 degree view of delft. it takes a little while but my mother did it and she's in her 70s so most people could make it up there!

Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful church especially the stained glass - wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This church is right outside the main square so could be easy to miss though you can see it from the main square. The tower is starting to lean which is funny to look at as it confuses your eyes. The main attraction of this church is probably Johannes Vermeer gravestone (very famous Dutch painter) and also a nice memorial to Anthony van Leeuwenhoek (inventor of the modern microscope). But the most amazing part of the church is the stained glass windows depicting scenes from the bible. They are breathtaking. Definitely a must see if you are in Delft or The Hague (10 minute train ride away).
You have to pay to get in (I bought a 2 euro student ticket I think regular price is 3 euro or so) but the ticket is also good for the New Church (Nieuwe kerk), another must see!

Visited August 2012
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“beautiful windows”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Lovely church in the city center. Notice how the tower seems to fall (like the famous tower of Pisa). beautiful windows.
If you are a student, show your card and pay only 2 euro for both churches

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