Nieuwe Kerk
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In the middle of the Market you will find the New Church of Delft. This church dates back to 1300 and is famous for the tomb of William the Silent and Royal crypt where most members of the Dutch Royal family are buried. In the Church is a scale model of the crypt. You can also climb the Tower of the Church and once at the top you may enjoy a wonderful view of Delft and the surrounding area.
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  • ciscokid23
    Coral Gables, Florida243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One Of The Must-See Sites In Delft
    A Must-See Site In Delft. Why? 1) Dominates the city's marketplace, along with the city hall; 2) Has the monumental tomb of William the Silent, arguably the founder of The Netherlands; 3) Houses the family crypt of the royal House of Orange which, while only marked by a simple metal slab covering the entrance to the staircase down to the crypt, is in evidence on an informative video presentation to the side which illustrates a number of royal funerals.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 13, 2023
  • nespey
    Chicago, Illinois85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best view of Delft
    Going up all the windy tight stairs here after a few too many Heinekens in Amsterdam the night before wasn’t the greatest experience, but it was all worth it for the views at the top. You get a perfect view of the city in all directions. Also the inside of the church after climbing the tower is beautiful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 5, 2023
  • ClaireAdamMoss
    Ilfracombe, United Kingdom4,704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Views
    Not a massive church fan but this one has so much history in it including the final resting place of so much Royalty and nobility. It has one of the best things to possibly do in Delft and that is to climb the steps to the tower. We were lucky as it was a drizzly day in early may and not too many people around to make the ascend and descend even easier. As the stairway was so narrow & minimal passing places on a busy day it would probably get frustrating whichever way you were going. There are multiple levels to go out and look at the view and at each platform it just gets more beautiful. Delft may not have the most spectacular skyline, but on a good day you can see a long way over this part of the Netherlands.
    Visited May 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
  • M G
    Arlington, Virginia95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Resting Place of House of Orange
    The Nieuwe Kerk is located on the eastern end of the central Markt in Delft. We visited in April 2023. This church is “new” as compared to the Oude Kerk, even though it still dates from the 13th century. The interior is brick red, and it houses the tombs of the members of the Netherland’s ruling family, the House of Orange. The highlight is the magnificent tomb of William the Silent, who died in 1584. Other members of the House of Orange are buried in the crypt beneath the floor, which is not open to the public. Legal minds might also appreciate the tomb of Hugo Grotius. A pathway leading around the central tomb of William the Silent includes videos describing Dutch history. One may purchase a combined ticket for both the Old and New churches. The New Church also includes a really tall tower that one may ascend with a separate ticket. We did not attempt to climb the tower, although someone in the gift shop stated that the climb took at least 30 minutes. When we visited the church was busy, but it was not overly crowded. Amenities included restrooms and a gift shop. There were no issues with photography. Highly recommended for lovers of history and art and old churches. An hour or less is probably sufficient time to visit the church.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland4,733 contributions
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    Not so New Church
    The Nieuwe Kerk combo ticket costs €12.50 and that included the church, the tower and also the Oude Kerk. The very large church is most famous for containing the mausoleum of William the Silent. You visit the church first and the tower entrance is in the gift shop on the way out. The passage way up the tower is narrow (especially when you meet people coming the other way) and there are a lot of steps but eventually you reach the top. Unfortunately it was raining and misty when I visited so views were not great but imagine they wound be much better on a nicer day.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • He1d1
    Surrey, United Kingdom232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the climb to the top of the tower
    Climbed the narrow twisting steps up the tower. Not for the faint hearted. Wonderful views from the top, well worth the effort. Take their advice & put as much of your stuff as you can in the free lockers, It's tight for space.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Ian S
    Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good historic church
    Whilst on a trip to Delft my wife and I had some spare time so we went into the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). It is well worth a visit as it has some fascinating history to do with the Dutch royal family. If we had more time we would have climbed the tower but unfortunately we had to miss that. One of the church guides spent a good 20 minutes with me explaining about the crypt and the family of Orange. Unfortunately you can't go into the crypt. The inside of the church is also well worth spending some time looking at. If you have more time your entry ticket gives you access to the Old Church as well but you would need a good few hours to make the most of your ticket.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 18, 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a very happy church with a royal family tomb.
    Although Nieuwe Kerk translates from Dutch as "New Church", it is not new at all, since the first mention of it dates back to 1351. It was just built after the Oude Kerk (Old Church), hence the name. The 109-meter-high Nieuwe Kerk is second only to the Utrecht Cathedral in the country, which I visited the day before. Its significance for the country is explained by the burial here of the first king of the independent Netherlands, William of Orange, who was killed here by the Catholic fanatic Balthazar Gerard. Since all of William's ancestors were buried in Breda, which remained under Spanish control, all members of the Orange-Nassau family are buried here, including the previous Queen Juliana. William's tombstone was created by the same architect Hendrik de Kaiser, who designed the new facade of the Town Hall opposite. The new church can be called an Unhappy church. In 1536, the tower of the church was struck by lightning, a fire destroyed the organ, choirs, stained glass windows. In the same century, the iconoclastic Protestant movement trashed the entire interior. But this was the fate of almost all churches, not only the Netherlands. In 1654, the church was damaged by a thunderstorm and an explosion of a powder magazine. The enlightened XVIII century ended well for the church. In 1872, the spire was struck by lightning. Despite the war, the church was not damaged in World War II. It turns out that disasters now happen after a century. For 20 years of the XXI century, nothing has happened yet. But this is just the beginning...
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 8, 2024
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M G
Arlington, VA95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Nieuwe Kerk is located on the eastern end of the central Markt in Delft. We visited in April 2023. This church is “new” as compared to the Oude Kerk, even though it still dates from the 13th century. The interior is brick red, and it houses the tombs of the members of the Netherland’s ruling family, the House of Orange. The highlight is the magnificent tomb of William the Silent, who died in 1584. Other members of the House of Orange are buried in the crypt beneath the floor, which is not open to the public. Legal minds might also appreciate the tomb of Hugo Grotius. A pathway leading around the central tomb of William the Silent includes videos describing Dutch history.

One may purchase a combined ticket for both the Old and New churches. The New Church also includes a really tall tower that one may ascend with a separate ticket. We did not attempt to climb the tower, although someone in the gift shop stated that the climb took at least 30 minutes. When we visited the church was busy, but it was not overly crowded. Amenities included restrooms and a gift shop. There were no issues with photography. Highly recommended for lovers of history and art and old churches. An hour or less is probably sufficient time to visit the church.
Written August 31, 2023
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tripsandfood55
London, UK3,885 contributions
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Jun 2022
The new church, located in Delft Market Square and near the City Hall, dating back to the 1300's with (Discovered Sep21) over 200 people buried here. Pre Sep21, it was believed 11 people were buried here and during our visit, excavations were still taking place, so parts of the church had restricted viewing. The glass panelling in the church is both very impressive and has much detail to view. Well worth the visit if in the area. We would recommend and return back to see how the restoration works is progressing.
Written August 17, 2022
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ClaireAdamMoss
Ilfracombe, UK4,704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Not a massive church fan but this one has so much history in it including the final resting place of so much Royalty and nobility.
It has one of the best things to possibly do in Delft and that is to climb the steps to the tower.
We were lucky as it was a drizzly day in early may and not too many people around to make the ascend and descend even easier. As the stairway was so narrow & minimal passing places on a busy day it would probably get frustrating whichever way you were going.
There are multiple levels to go out and look at the view and at each platform it just gets more beautiful.
Delft may not have the most spectacular skyline, but on a good day you can see a long way over this part of the Netherlands.
Written August 2, 2023
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Cian L
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I impulsively went into the church (entertainingly it's the New Church despite being over 7 centuries old) to see what it had to offer and I was delighted with it. To start there's the option to pay to climb the tower which I did and was rewarded with a fantastic view of the city and surrounding areas. I'd flag that it was relatively physically demanding so people with reduced mobility might want to think about it before buying the tickets.
The church itself was also interesting-it's the burial site of numerous members of the Dutch Royal family including William the Silent, founding father of the Netherlands (a visit here can pair well with a visit to the museum dedicated to him just down the road), and you learn quite a bit about the changing history of Delft and the royal family while exploring it. The ticket also gets you entry to the Old Church around the corner which I unfortunately didn't have the time to visit
Written October 31, 2022
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Scott Johnson
Cheshire, UK163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Wonderful and it is a must visit location.

The New Church, formerly the church of St. Ursula 14th century, is the burial place of the princes of Orange. The church is remarkable for its fine tower and chime of bells, and contains the splendid allegorical monument of William the Silent, crafted by Hendrik de Keyser and his son Pieter about the year 1621, and the tomb of Hugo Grotius, born in Delft in 1583, whose statue was erected in 1886, stands in the marketplace outside the church.

More than 3,000 pipes the organ is still in full working order.

A great store on the exit that is very good for value
Written July 25, 2021
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We visited Delft for the day and when we visited the Delft Market Square we found this imposing church called Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) It has beautiful stained glass windows and tall circular pillars indoors.

This is a Protestant church opposite to the City Hall (Dutch: Stadhuis). and the tower was completed in 1872

This is the highest church in the Netherlands.
Written November 14, 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Right at the citycentre, this church just rises as if to touch the sky. This is where the royal family is buried and their crypt is normally off access to plebs. The expansion project allows some access to it. It was a nice visit.
Written April 16, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Although Nieuwe Kerk translates from Dutch as "New Church", it is not new at all, since the first mention of it dates back to 1351. It was just built after the Oude Kerk (Old Church), hence the name. The 109-meter-high Nieuwe Kerk is second only to the Utrecht Cathedral in the country, which I visited the day before. Its significance for the country is explained by the burial here of the first king of the independent Netherlands, William of Orange, who was killed here by the Catholic fanatic Balthazar Gerard. Since all of William's ancestors were buried in Breda, which remained under Spanish control, all members of the Orange-Nassau family are buried here, including the previous Queen Juliana. William's tombstone was created by the same architect Hendrik de Kaiser, who designed the new facade of the Town Hall opposite. The new church can be called an Unhappy church. In 1536, the tower of the church was struck by lightning, a fire destroyed the organ, choirs, stained glass windows. In the same century, the iconoclastic Protestant movement trashed the entire interior. But this was the fate of almost all churches, not only the Netherlands. In 1654, the church was damaged by a thunderstorm and an explosion of a powder magazine. The enlightened XVIII century ended well for the church. In 1872, the spire was struck by lightning. Despite the war, the church was not damaged in World War II. It turns out that disasters now happen after a century. For 20 years of the XXI century, nothing has happened yet. But this is just the beginning...
Written January 8, 2024
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ciscokid23
Coral Gables, FL243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A Must-See Site In Delft. Why? 1) Dominates the city's marketplace, along with the city hall; 2) Has the monumental tomb of William the Silent, arguably the founder of The Netherlands; 3) Houses the family crypt of the royal House of Orange which, while only marked by a simple metal slab covering the entrance to the staircase down to the crypt, is in evidence on an informative video presentation to the side which illustrates a number of royal funerals.
Written June 13, 2023
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playmisty4me813
Bowie, MD34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Definitely worht a visit inside. There is a very informative timeline of Delft history. You can see the mausoleum of William the Orange. We walked all the way to the top of the church tower and it was quite an experience. I would avoid if you are claustrophobic or afraid of heights or have physical challenges walking or are a very large person. I am 6ft tall and 275 lbs. I had no problem making it up or down but the steps are very narrow. There are several places where pipes are partially blocking some steps or there are very low overhangs where you can hit your head. The hardest part was that there is "two-way traffic" on this narrow spiral staircase so you are very intimate with those crossing your path. There are several stops along the stairway to see a lower view, and one to see the bell mechanism. If you listen closely you can tell if someone is going up/coming down to avoid having to squish in the stairwell. Lovely gift shop and public toilets.
Written July 14, 2022
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