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Nieuwe Church, Delft

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Church Tourist Spot
Although Nieuwe Church translates to "New Church," this site holds centuries of history. The Protestant church was founded in 1350. In 1584 William the Silent, a Dutch prince, was entombed in a mausoleum inside. This started a tradition of burying Dutch royalty in a private family crypt. The most recent burial was Queen Juliana and her husband Prince Bernhard in 2004. Climb the church tower, the second highest in the country, for views of Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam, and Rotterdam Harbor. Take a look at our Delft trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Nieuwe Church and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • No special recommendation needed - the church and the square are the heart of Delft. Inside the church you will find explanations about the kings and their epoch. Small and reasonable fee allows entra...  more »
  • The church is currently undergoing renovations, however the displays with information about the royal family are very well done. We purchased the combo ticket which included both churches and the towe...  more »
  • Not only will you be able to see the final resting place of William of Orange and his descendants but you can also climb the Netherlands tallest bell tower (warning, contains many, many steep steps) w...  more »
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  • I had a great time with my host in Delft. People are so nice here. Definitely recommend this place!
  • Going up the tower of new church is the best attraction in Delft if the weather is good.
  • The view from the top of the bell tower is magnificent. Very recommended
  • This is an amazing piece of architecture and well worth a visit. Make sure you climb the stairs to enjoy the view.
  • Make sure you climb to the top of the tower! If you are scared of heights or confined spaces - don't attempt to climb because you'll just annoy everyone else :) the belfry stairwell can accomodate one person going up and down so stick your side and don't stop otherwise you hold up everyone for no reason. The views at the top are amazing - from one direction you can see Rotterdam and in the other, The Hague!