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. Put Nieuwe Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Delft road trip website .
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  • We were gladly surprised with this visit. This church has a lot of information about the royal history of holland, because the grave of Willem Van Oranje is there, and also of the more recent royal fa...  more »
  • The first day, when I reached the square (Markt) and found myself under this steeple I guess I'm left to secure it for at least a quarter of an hour. In the evening, sipping a cocktail at the right of the Town Hall, I sat so that you can continue to observe it. That day I decided not to enter the Church but to visit the town and came back the next morning. The Lady at the ticket counter was extremely friendly and explained that the €8 ticket would allow me to visit the Nieuwe Kerk and Oude Kerk. Also, to my delight I found that it was also possible to climb the tower and that the ticket would be valid until (the second day I lacked the time). Unfortunately, the new church was being renovated (and for "apologize" I was given a coupon for drinking a cup of coffee at any given place, small gesture but I liked infinitely) but despite this is a stunning building. I loved especially the stained glass windows of the choir with splendid colors and 4 statues on the mausoleum of William I of Orange representing the 4 virtues. The Bell-I managed to scale it only at the end of the week but the wait made the experience even better: throughout the week, wandering the town all I did see this majestic Tower between the typical low houses and canals of Delft. Fascinated me very much, especially after dark in the early hours of the night when his black silhouette silhouetted against a sky never totally dark. The illuminated clock, then, it was almost an eye that was following me and accompanied between the decks adorned d flowers and the streets. On the last day, before leaving and after a long climb ahead of 376 steps (if I remember correctly the number who told the Lady at the entrance) I finally got the reward of city view from that height. Breathtaking! The location is excellent for the view of the old church, the Town Hall and Maria van Jessekerk. Not far away you can see the skyline of Den Haag, more in the distance to Rotterdam and perhaps, on a clear day, and the North Sea. I loved the week I spent in Delft and if I loved her a great merit had this amazing Bell Tower.
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  • Beautiful church that you all about the funerals of the oranges. It made me much impression.
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  • Beautiful historic sight with a lot of history. It's a great learning opportunity to know more about the history of the Netherlands.
  • Amazing church with stained glass and royal tombs. A combo ticket for this church which includes a climb to the tower and the "old church" costs 8 euro. A separate entry fee for the church only is available. At the time of this writing there was some construction in the main sanctuary. The climb up to the tower is narrow. For those who are on the taller side, be sure not to bump your head on a few beams.
  • So beautiful church...must visit. An important part of dutch history is there.
  • Climb the belfry of new church if you are slim. Those are incredibly narrow stairs to the top. But the view was awesome.
  • Definitely worth climbing the tower (at this moment 4 EUR). Nice view.

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The most popular accommodations in Delft cluster in the historical town center, a compact area heavily booked on the weekends and during the summer. Make your arrangements well ahead if you wish to stay there, or explore the guesthouses near the main train station if you prefer to travel without prior reservations. The city's long- and short-term rental houses, which often cost slightly more than centrally located hotel rooms, offer an affordable alternative for families in need of more space and privacy.
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