Nieuwe Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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In the middle of the Market you will find the New Church of Delft. This church dates back to 1300 and is famous for the tomb of William the Silent and Royal crypt where most members of the Dutch Royal family are buried. In the Church is a scale model of the crypt. You can also climb the Tower of the Church and once at the top you may enjoy a wonderful view of Delft and the surrounding area.
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  • nespey
    Chicago, Illinois161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best view of Delft
    Going up all the windy tight stairs here after a few too many Heinekens in Amsterdam the night before wasn’t the greatest experience, but it was all worth it for the views at the top. You get a perfect view of the city in all directions. Also the inside of the church after climbing the tower is beautiful.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 July 2023
  • ClaireAdamMoss
    Ilfracombe, United Kingdom5,075 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Views
    Not a massive church fan but this one has so much history in it including the final resting place of so much Royalty and nobility. It has one of the best things to possibly do in Delft and that is to climb the steps to the tower. We were lucky as it was a drizzly day in early may and not too many people around to make the ascend and descend even easier. As the stairway was so narrow & minimal passing places on a busy day it would probably get frustrating whichever way you were going. There are multiple levels to go out and look at the view and at each platform it just gets more beautiful. Delft may not have the most spectacular skyline, but on a good day you can see a long way over this part of the Netherlands.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • M G
    Arlington, Virginia94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Resting Place of House of Orange
    The Nieuwe Kerk is located on the eastern end of the central Markt in Delft. We visited in April 2023. This church is “new” as compared to the Oude Kerk, even though it still dates from the 13th century. The interior is brick red, and it houses the tombs of the members of the Netherland’s ruling family, the House of Orange. The highlight is the magnificent tomb of William the Silent, who died in 1584. Other members of the House of Orange are buried in the crypt beneath the floor, which is not open to the public. Legal minds might also appreciate the tomb of Hugo Grotius. A pathway leading around the central tomb of William the Silent includes videos describing Dutch history. One may purchase a combined ticket for both the Old and New churches. The New Church also includes a really tall tower that one may ascend with a separate ticket. We did not attempt to climb the tower, although someone in the gift shop stated that the climb took at least 30 minutes. When we visited the church was busy, but it was not overly crowded. Amenities included restrooms and a gift shop. There were no issues with photography. Highly recommended for lovers of history and art and old churches. An hour or less is probably sufficient time to visit the church.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Paul O
    County Monaghan, Ireland5,334 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not so New Church
    The Nieuwe Kerk combo ticket costs €12.50 and that included the church, the tower and also the Oude Kerk. The very large church is most famous for containing the mausoleum of William the Silent. You visit the church first and the tower entrance is in the gift shop on the way out. The passage way up the tower is narrow (especially when you meet people coming the other way) and there are a lot of steps but eventually you reach the top. Unfortunately it was raining and misty when I visited so views were not great but imagine they wound be much better on a nicer day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 October 2023
  • He1d1
    Surrey, United Kingdom242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the climb to the top of the tower
    Climbed the narrow twisting steps up the tower. Not for the faint hearted. Wonderful views from the top, well worth the effort. Take their advice & put as much of your stuff as you can in the free lockers, It's tight for space.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Ian S
    Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good historic church
    Whilst on a trip to Delft my wife and I had some spare time so we went into the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). It is well worth a visit as it has some fascinating history to do with the Dutch royal family. If we had more time we would have climbed the tower but unfortunately we had to miss that. One of the church guides spent a good 20 minutes with me explaining about the crypt and the family of Orange. Unfortunately you can't go into the crypt. The inside of the church is also well worth spending some time looking at. If you have more time your entry ticket gives you access to the Old Church as well but you would need a good few hours to make the most of your ticket.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a very happy church with a royal family tomb.
    Although Nieuwe Kerk translates from Dutch as "New Church", it is not new at all, since the first mention of it dates back to 1351. It was just built after the Oude Kerk (Old Church), hence the name. The 109-meter-high Nieuwe Kerk is second only to the Utrecht Cathedral in the country, which I visited the day before. Its significance for the country is explained by the burial here of the first king of the independent Netherlands, William of Orange, who was killed here by the Catholic fanatic Balthazar Gerard. Since all of William's ancestors were buried in Breda, which remained under Spanish control, all members of the Orange-Nassau family are buried here, including the previous Queen Juliana. William's tombstone was created by the same architect Hendrik de Kaiser, who designed the new facade of the Town Hall opposite. The new church can be called an Unhappy church. In 1536, the tower of the church was struck by lightning, a fire destroyed the organ, choirs, stained glass windows. In the same century, the iconoclastic Protestant movement trashed the entire interior. But this was the fate of almost all churches, not only the Netherlands. In 1654, the church was damaged by a thunderstorm and an explosion of a powder magazine. The enlightened XVIII century ended well for the church. In 1872, the spire was struck by lightning. Despite the war, the church was not damaged in World War II. It turns out that disasters now happen after a century. For 20 years of the XXI century, nothing has happened yet. But this is just the beginning...
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 January 2024
  • ESVincent
    Hong Kong, China1,119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location and the 2:1 ticket makes it great value for money
    The NK is stunning - located at the heart of Delft in the main square - it provides an amazing set piece of gothic architecture. Walk inside and see the soaring columns and stunning roof -it seems to hang in the air. Walk through the vast open space and see some of the pictures and you feel transported back to the time of Vermeer. The church is well illustrated with some very poignant stories ...the ticket also includes the old church which is equally lovely with its alarming angled tower. Its really worth the visit..
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful, historic church. So much history. Excellent gift shop. Spent quite a bit of time in this church because of the beauty and history.
Written 24 April 2024
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The NK is stunning - located at the heart of Delft in the main square - it provides an amazing set piece of gothic architecture. Walk inside and see the soaring columns and stunning roof -it seems to hang in the air. Walk through the vast open space and see some of the pictures and you feel transported back to the time of Vermeer. The church is well illustrated with some very poignant stories ...the ticket also includes the old church which is equally lovely with its alarming angled tower. Its really worth the visit..
Written 3 March 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Although Nieuwe Kerk translates from Dutch as "New Church", it is not new at all, since the first mention of it dates back to 1351. It was just built after the Oude Kerk (Old Church), hence the name. The 109-meter-high Nieuwe Kerk is second only to the Utrecht Cathedral in the country, which I visited the day before. Its significance for the country is explained by the burial here of the first king of the independent Netherlands, William of Orange, who was killed here by the Catholic fanatic Balthazar Gerard. Since all of William's ancestors were buried in Breda, which remained under Spanish control, all members of the Orange-Nassau family are buried here, including the previous Queen Juliana. William's tombstone was created by the same architect Hendrik de Kaiser, who designed the new facade of the Town Hall opposite. The new church can be called an Unhappy church. In 1536, the tower of the church was struck by lightning, a fire destroyed the organ, choirs, stained glass windows. In the same century, the iconoclastic Protestant movement trashed the entire interior. But this was the fate of almost all churches, not only the Netherlands. In 1654, the church was damaged by a thunderstorm and an explosion of a powder magazine. The enlightened XVIII century ended well for the church. In 1872, the spire was struck by lightning. Despite the war, the church was not damaged in World War II. It turns out that disasters now happen after a century. For 20 years of the XXI century, nothing has happened yet. But this is just the beginning...
Written 8 January 2024
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Dimitrios I
The Hague, The Netherlands126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Excellent view when climbing the tower. A bit narrow path climbing upwards but it is worth it! The church itself is also very interesting! All Dutch royalty is buried there nader the church, and a very good introductory exhibition exist inside the church!
Written 5 January 2024
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Ian S
Corfe Mullen, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Whilst on a trip to Delft my wife and I had some spare time so we went into the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). It is well worth a visit as it has some fascinating history to do with the Dutch royal family. If we had more time we would have climbed the tower but unfortunately we had to miss that. One of the church guides spent a good 20 minutes with me explaining about the crypt and the family of Orange. Unfortunately you can't go into the crypt. The inside of the church is also well worth spending some time looking at. If you have more time your entry ticket gives you access to the Old Church as well but you would need a good few hours to make the most of your ticket.
Written 18 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

He1d1
Surrey, UK242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Climbed the narrow twisting steps up the tower. Not for the faint hearted. Wonderful views from the top, well worth the effort. Take their advice & put as much of your stuff as you can in the free lockers, It's tight for space.
Written 15 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The Nieuwe Kerk combo ticket costs €12.50 and that included the church, the tower and also the Oude Kerk. The very large church is most famous for containing the mausoleum of William the Silent. You visit the church first and the tower entrance is in the gift shop on the way out.

The passage way up the tower is narrow (especially when you meet people coming the other way) and there are a lot of steps but eventually you reach the top. Unfortunately it was raining and misty when I visited so views were not great but imagine they wound be much better on a nicer day.
Written 3 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

M G
Arlington, VA94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Nieuwe Kerk is located on the eastern end of the central Markt in Delft. We visited in April 2023. This church is “new” as compared to the Oude Kerk, even though it still dates from the 13th century. The interior is brick red, and it houses the tombs of the members of the Netherland’s ruling family, the House of Orange. The highlight is the magnificent tomb of William the Silent, who died in 1584. Other members of the House of Orange are buried in the crypt beneath the floor, which is not open to the public. Legal minds might also appreciate the tomb of Hugo Grotius. A pathway leading around the central tomb of William the Silent includes videos describing Dutch history.

One may purchase a combined ticket for both the Old and New churches. The New Church also includes a really tall tower that one may ascend with a separate ticket. We did not attempt to climb the tower, although someone in the gift shop stated that the climb took at least 30 minutes. When we visited the church was busy, but it was not overly crowded. Amenities included restrooms and a gift shop. There were no issues with photography. Highly recommended for lovers of history and art and old churches. An hour or less is probably sufficient time to visit the church.
Written 31 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ClaireAdamMoss
Ilfracombe, UK5,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Not a massive church fan but this one has so much history in it including the final resting place of so much Royalty and nobility.
It has one of the best things to possibly do in Delft and that is to climb the steps to the tower.
We were lucky as it was a drizzly day in early may and not too many people around to make the ascend and descend even easier. As the stairway was so narrow & minimal passing places on a busy day it would probably get frustrating whichever way you were going.
There are multiple levels to go out and look at the view and at each platform it just gets more beautiful.
Delft may not have the most spectacular skyline, but on a good day you can see a long way over this part of the Netherlands.
Written 2 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

nespey
Chicago, IL161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Going up all the windy tight stairs here after a few too many Heinekens in Amsterdam the night before wasn’t the greatest experience, but it was all worth it for the views at the top. You get a perfect view of the city in all directions. Also the inside of the church after climbing the tower is beautiful.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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