Standing for nearly eight centuries, Old Church represents the oldest building in Delft, whose leaning tower is one of the city's major symbols. Located in the old city center, the Gothic church nicknamed "Old John" sits on the site of a much older wooden structure, likely founded around 1050. Approximately 400 of Delft's famous citizens lie entombed inside, including painter Johannes Vermeer and physicist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Other notable features include three pipe organs and a 16th-century bell that produces such powerful vibrations that bell-ringers only sound it for burials of Dutch royal family members and natural disasters. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Old Church and many more Delft attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Delft tour planner.
Old Church Reviews
I got a combination ticket for the new church, the climb up the tower for wonderful views and a visit to the old church. Probably a good economic way of visiting the two buildings. Plenty of... more »
Stepping into the Oude Kirke was like stepping into a 'fridge (it was January.) For me the overall grace and beauty of the building was spoiled by the exhibition pods all over the floor and... more »
We had our wedding ceremony here at the end of July, and it was perfect! Gina was amazing to work with and went out of her way to let us stop by (multiple times) to check out the space. The ceremony itself went perfect, and our dog was allowed to participate. They even let us stay a little later to take some additional photos. They were all so pleasant to work with and I love the space!
Portland's 1883 Old Church (please, my Norsk cousins, don't laugh at that year) is a "must-see" happening every holiday season. Loving his new "Winter" CD music. Bought his newest CD for our celebration this year.The space has beautiful interior (and exterior) architecture that really creates an atmosphere.This is the best place to worship are creator.
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