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Nieuwe Church, Delft
Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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When you are not afraid of heights or confined spaces then you really must go and climb the tower. It is 376 steps up to the heighest platform at 85 metres above ground (almost 1300 feet). That will r... read more »
I reccomand to take the ticket to the top..The stairs are not that comfortable but the view you get is amazing. It's tricky to get past other persons on stairs but managable. Take a water with you bef... read more »
We took the time to visit both churches, as the admission to one covered the other as well. Very interesting history. What we thought would be an hour or so turned into three hours of fascination. Gla... read more »
I really suggest you to enter the Church. Two options here... enter the church and se the decoration and burial places of the Royal family.. and in a sunny day you can climb up to the tower and you will have the most impressive view in town.....
Large church in the middle of the lovely city of Delft. The church guards over the burial tombs of the royal Dutch family. You can take the staircase up to the bells of the clock or walk around the top of the tower to experience a magnificent view of the city and surrounding area. Definitely worth a visit.
Must see spot in Delft! If your fitness permits, make sure to climb to the top of the church for fantastic views of Delft.
Dr Nicholas Exadaktylos
Beautiful church opposite Delft's City Hall. Birds eye view of the town, worth the climb of the four hundred or so steps to the top. Highly recommended.
beautiful square! if you climb to the top of the church tower, you can have a unforgotten view of the little city! highly recommended!
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