Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

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Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Although Nieuwe Kerk 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 Kerk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Delft road trip website.
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  • 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.  more »
  • When you are visiting Delft this is a must see. this church was great. Lots of history with information also in English.  more »
  • The new church on the opposite side of the street. The sarcophagus monument is awesome with marble decoration, arches and nobility emblems. The long stained glass are magnificent and irradiate light through them lighting up the wide spaces across the church. A small souvenir shop leaves you some memorable items to take back home.
  • Highly recommend climbing up the tower for great views of the city. Try to go early or else you’ll be stopping and starting continuously navigating around people going down while you go up (and the staircase is really narrow and twisty!). Watch your head on the way up as well!

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