Nieuwe Kerk

Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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veryfreqsolotravel
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
Liked viewing the new dig. Good info on the church provided
Oct 2021
Overall worth a visit you get a ticket that covers the old church too. Lots of good info provided. They are doing a dig that you can view.
Written October 6, 2021
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Heather1989
Nijmegen, The Netherlands55 contributions
Nice visit
Sep 2021
When you are visiting Delft this is a must see. this church was great. Lots of history with information also in English.
Written September 26, 2021
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Lutitlu
Friesland Province, The Netherlands154 contributions
Gneee
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband is Dutch and wanted to see the place where it all happened. Having myself no sentimental nor patriotic attachment to it, I thought it was an average looking church half in construction. I barely learned anything and was disappointed that the crypt are not visitable. We toured it in 20mn (without the tower). It was quite crowded for corona times and I would have much more appreciate it if it was free.
Written August 8, 2021
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Scott Johnson
Cheshire, UK133 contributions
A must See in Delft
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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d0ndequiera
Los Angeles911 contributions
Fabulous views
Oct 2020
Visited Nieuwe Kerk in corona times, so we had to book ahead as they had limited numbers significantly. This ended up being a great thing because we (three of us) were the only people going up and coming down. This made the narrow stairs much more relaxing and let us enjoy the gorgeous views of the surrounding area.
Written October 18, 2020
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Brett J
5 contributions
Its very small if you are claustriphobic
Mar 2020
I enjoyed climbing up this tower as i do most. But this one is a little better than most in some ways. Its super small and i would advise not to do it on a busy weekend. The view is great and the town is even better. I am really glad i came to this town. Great town if you want to avoid the big cities.
Written April 13, 2020
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Emma W
Auckland, New Zealand328 contributions
A climb for the keen!
Apr 2019
I have climbed a lot of church towers and do not experience claustrophobia but the climb up Nieuwe Kerk put me on edge!

The tower stairs are narrow, slippery, steep and two people can barely pass each other. To pass you need to cling to the walls or the centre of the stairs. I am a fit person and nearly slipped on multiple occasions.

My sister and I only had tiny bags with us and we were advised not to take them with us, which makes sense as there is no space. There are a couple of places to rest if you get tired. We encountered multiple people who were halfway up the tower and were scared of continuing.

When you make it up to the viewing platform you get an amazing view of Delft and it makes the walk worthwhile. If you have concerns about climbing the church tower, I would recommend going early when there are less people so you can take your time.

It cost 4.50 Euros to climb the tower, 5.50 Euros to visit the church and 8.50 Euros for both.
Written February 29, 2020
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Cecil H
Shrewsbury, UK1,082 contributions
historical building
Oct 2019
There is certainly plenty of history in this lovely old building. It is called the New Church as there is an even older one in the town. Both worth a visit.

It you can manage it, do climb all the stairs to the very top. You will be rewarded with some exceptional views. I found it quite tiring as the steps were narrow and there were really no "passing places" so one had to get up close and personal with anyone wanting to go in the other direction.
Written January 13, 2020
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corindac2018
44 contributions
Worth a visit - very interesting tombs.
Jan 2020
The Nieuwe Kerk is where the Dutch royal tombs are located and I found one of the most interesting parts of the visit was watching the videos of past royal funerals (!) They are very different from British ones. Other highlights included the spacious floor, and the lovely organ.
Written January 13, 2020
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Karin
Delft, The Netherlands33 contributions
Second highest Church tower in the Netherlands
Jan 2020
The resting place of the royal family (House of Orange) and the final resting place of Vader des Vaderlands (Willem van Oranje). This iconic church has stood the test of time, including fires and lighting storms. Climb the +300 steps to the top of the tower for a panoramic view on the beautiful city of Delft. On a clear day, you can see as far as Rotterdam (to the South) and Den Haag (to the North).
Written January 9, 2020
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