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Nieuwe Church, Delft

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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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  • You can buy a combined ticket to visit the two major Churches of Delft, old and new, with a visit to the Tower of the second, this note specifically allows a considerable discount. The tower is very very high, there are no Windows and the steps are narrow and often steep. There is no indication of how or where to go, you have to rely on intuition and hope that there are no other visitors in the path. Tower aside, which is perhaps the most confusing, the two churches are really very nice and a visit is a must.
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  • So this is an amazing experience. A 500 old church, that you still can get up to the tower and have an amazing view from it. Just be advise that you must be with some kind of preparation, as this clim...  more »
  • Climbing the second highest church tower in The Netherlands is fun for youngsters and an amazing experience for adults. And be sure: visiting the church with its impressive interior, royal tomb and ot...  more »
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  • 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!
  • The Nieuwe Kerk is a must visit place in Delft. The church was constructed in 1200s, and is hardly "new" in terms of age. But the interior and exterior are brilliant and well maintained. There is a peaceful atmosphere inside the church, with beautiful paintings and stained glass art adorning the interior. The center of attraction is the church tower. The tower is open to visitors on dry and sunny days. It takes about 10 mins to climb to the top, but the climb is worth it when one witnesses the view from the top. Probably one of the tallest structures in Delft, the tower boasts a 360 degree view of the entire city. Too bad I'm afraid of heights. The New church and the old church can be visited with a single ticket. The tower has a separate ticket. Student discount is available.
  • Beautiful old church. If you want to take a beautiful panorama of the city, you will find you happiness here, but to achieve this goal you will suffer the the rise of walking into a spiral staircase in both directions and trust me, it is really long and narrow when you cross the path of people who descend. Be brave !
  • It is in the same square than the City Hall. Lovely. Recommended to have a coffee or chocomel while you enjoy the views.
  • Burial place for the Dutch royalty.... a must... you can climb the tower... best view of Delft