Old Church
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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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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Old Church of Delft dates back to 1050 ad. In this church one finds the tombs of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer, naval heroes Piet Hein and Maarten Tromp, and scientists such as Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek. The beautiful stained glass windows of this church are also worth seeing.
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  • Geoffrey E
    6 contributions
    Must See
    It costs €8 to visit both this and the New Church - totally worthwhile! There’s a handout in many languages on both churches included with your admission and between that and the signage, everything is clear. The staff is very helpful and the gift shop is small but quite nice.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,189 contributions
    Landmark of Delft
    The leaning tower of Oude Kerk is an eye-catching landmark of Delft. One of the tallest structures of the city, it can be seen anywhere around the historic city center. Entrance requires admission.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 June 2023
  • M G
    Arlington, Virginia93 contributions
    Old Church, Peaceful Visit
    The Oude Kerk is, naturally, an old church located in the center of Delft. We visited in April 2023. Parts of the church date from the 13th century, and at this time the interior is a brilliant painted white with beautiful stained glass windows. Displays spread throughout the interior describe aspects of the church’s architecture and history along with notable individuals from Delft. Numerous people are buried in the church, including Johannes Vermeer and Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, many with carved tombstones. When we visited there was also a separate display of paintings from a contemporary Dutch artist, Henk Helmantel, who paints modern still lifes. As many others have noted, one may purchase a single ticket to enter both the Old and New churches in Delft. The church was busy when we visited, but there was plenty of space for people to spread around. Amenities included restrooms and a gift shop. There were no issues with taking photographs. 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
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M G
Arlington, VA93 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Oude Kerk is, naturally, an old church located in the center of Delft. We visited in April 2023. Parts of the church date from the 13th century, and at this time the interior is a brilliant painted white with beautiful stained glass windows. Displays spread throughout the interior describe aspects of the church’s architecture and history along with notable individuals from Delft. Numerous people are buried in the church, including Johannes Vermeer and Anthony van Leeuwenhoek, many with carved tombstones. When we visited there was also a separate display of paintings from a contemporary Dutch artist, Henk Helmantel, who paints modern still lifes.

As many others have noted, one may purchase a single ticket to enter both the Old and New churches in Delft. The church was busy when we visited, but there was plenty of space for people to spread around. Amenities included restrooms and a gift shop. There were no issues with taking photographs. 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
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Lisamarch
Chatham, IL1,321 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Worth the ten euros for a visit. We only went to the old church. The brochure explained what we were seeing. The history of this church is quite interesting.
Written 12 June 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,189 contributions
Jun 2023
The leaning tower of Oude Kerk is an eye-catching landmark of Delft. One of the tallest structures of the city, it can be seen anywhere around the historic city center. Entrance requires admission.
Written 7 June 2023
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L U
Cambridge, UK5 contributions
May 2023
Lovely calm atmosphere and beautiful old church . I t was especially interesting to see the plaques where Vermeer is buried.
Written 26 May 2023
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Geoffrey E
6 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
It costs €8 to visit both this and the New Church - totally worthwhile! There’s a handout in many languages on both churches included with your admission and between that and the signage, everything is clear. The staff is very helpful and the gift shop is small but quite nice.
Written 14 April 2023
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tripsandfood55
London, UK3,874 contributions
Jun 2022
The oldest church in Delft with much history. Tickers are currently 5.50 euro for adults. We enjoyed the visit and think it's worth viewing inside. Images on Trip Advisor will provide a taste of what you will see.
Written 16 August 2022
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tjohns82
Kilkenny, Ireland76 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The church is really beautiful and has lots of interesting history around. They were doing an exhibit about WWII when we were there. Definitely worth a look as the cost of the ticket (€5.50) covers both the Oude and Neuwe Kerks.
Written 29 October 2021
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Scott Johnson
Cheshire, UK163 contributions
Jul 2021
It all started with a wooden church in 1050, which grew out to be a 75-metre high building with a gothic tower. The church has beautiful stained glass windows and two organs. It also holds several mausoleums and graves of important people, such as admirals Piet Hein, Maarten Tromp and the painter Johannes Vermeer.
Written 25 July 2021
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Mignelle
Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This church was as beautiful as full of history. Seeing the graves of all those people is actually somewhat emotional ! You learn a lot in this old church, including on wermer and his family.
Written 27 August 2020
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Ivan
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
Don’t go there, they are cheaters. We bought tickets online to go to the church and tower With time slot but they didnt allowed us to enter! Saying that need to buy another ticket in church to go to the tower. 20 euros thrown away, we bought those tickets to go only to the tower! Stay away from these layers
Written 10 August 2020
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Goodmorning Sercul, Since July one can only buy tickets to both of the Churches online. Perhaps you bought your tower ticket in advance - in June or earlier in July. My honest apologies for the inconvenience caused by the sometimes confusing ticketing system on our website. Our website provides ticketing information in both English and Dutch, but perhaps you were unable to see that option. The system is quite new, so still has its problems as it was installed during the COVID-19 period and we were experimenting with the various options. By the way, one can only visit the tower of the New Church - this review was written at the Old Church page.
Written 13 August 2020
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