Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

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    Tower in the distance
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    William of Orange's mausoleum
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    From the rear 2
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    The New Church

    by Nathalie_B Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    Inside the Church

    The New Church actually is not so new, it was built between the years 1383 and 1510, but it got the name New since it is "younger" than the Old Church. Delft and especially this Church has a very strong connection to the Royal family. It is the place where William the Silent is burried, as well as present Queen's husband Prince Claus. All the Royal events are being held in this church, the next one will be the marriage of Beatrix' son Prince Johan Friso. Worth looking inside, especially at the monument which was added to the William The Silent's grave some time after he was shot. Very impressive monument is combined of 2 statues of the Prince and four other statues, each on one corner, that represent Liberty, Justice, Church, and Power!

    I created this page a few hours before the Queen Juliana passed away! Looks like the next event at the church is going to be the funeral instead of the wedding. Juliana died at the age of 94

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    The New church

    by Mique Written Feb 13, 2004

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    William of Orange's tomb

    Although the new church is impressive in itself it is not that what it is most famous for. Since William of Orange's burial in this church it is the place where the Dutch royal members are buried in the crypt. You can't actually go there but when you've entered the church you can see next to the tomb for William, the entrance stone to the crypt and a lay-out of who is where in the crypt.

    Normally you can also climb the tower but this one is under renovation for the moment and at least till summer (2004).

    With an entrance ticket to this church (euro 2,50) you can also visit the Old Church.

    Both churches are not open for visits on sundays.

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    New Church

    by Imaniac Written Jan 6, 2004

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    There are two main churches in Delft, the new and the old church. The new church was founded in the 14th century and was completed in the 16th century. It's also an important church because a lot of the members of the Dutch royal family are burried here, like William of Orange and Prince Claus. You can go inside with a ticket that also gives you entrance to the old church and climb the tower. A ticket costs 2,50.

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    Nieuwe Kerk

    by Kyee Updated Oct 9, 2003

    The New Church (De Nieuwe Kerk) situated on the Markt was built between 1383 and 1510. Climb the tower of the New Church! Enjoy the view at more than 356 feet high. When the weather is clear, you have a magnificent view over the glass greenhouses of Westland, and the cities of The Hague, Zoetermeer, Gouda, Rotterdam, the harbors and industry of the Rijnmond area and the North Sea.

    The entrance price is € 2.50. This buys you a combined ticket which also covers the cost for the "Oude Kerk".

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    Nieuwe Kerk

    by myriam_c Written Sep 12, 2003

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    Nieuwe Kerk

    The Nieuwe Kerk is a church with a history!
    It has taken more than one century to build the church as it is now, and less than half a century after it was completed there was this huge bolt of lightning in the tower. This caused a fire which not only destroyed the tower of the church but almost everything that was West of the Nieuwe Kerk. That was in 1536.
    In 1654 90.000 pounds of gunpowder exploded in the Delft powder house. By this explosion the walls of the church were heavily damaged, as well as the roofs and the stained windows.
    In 1872 there was another bolt of lightning that destroyed the new spire, after which the present 108.75 m high spire (356 stairs!) arose. The second highest church tower in the Netherlands.

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    Nieuwe Kerk

    by ATLC Written May 30, 2003

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    DELFT NIEUWE KERK

    Hurrying out of the way of wedding guests, I turn around and face the "New Church" at the other end of Markt square.
    What's new about it? Nothing really. It's only because the other major Delft church the Oude Kerk (old church) is a bit older.

    The Nieuwe Kerk in late gothic style was built between 1383 and 1510.
    At the end of my walk I visited the church inside, but not just yet....

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    New Church

    by margaretvn Updated Mar 30, 2003

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    Nieuwe Kerk or new church.
    This was built between 1383-1510. it has been restored several times:
    in 1536 after fire damage and in 1654 after the arsenal explosion. A 100 metre high tower was added to the Gothic facade in 1872.

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    Nieuwe Kerk

    by Lalique Updated Jan 31, 2003

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    Hard to miss as it stands in the very heart of the town on the main square. Is famous for its very high bell tower (more than 100 meters) and crypt inside, which holds relics of Royal Dutch family.
    No sightseeing inside the Church on Sundays.

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    the new chuch

    by call_me_rhia Written Nov 8, 2002

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    the new church

    The New Church (De Nieuwe Kerk) is actually not very much new, since it was built between 1383 and 1510. Inside you can see the burial chamber of William I of Orange. His tomb was designed by Hendrick de Keyser. two other interesting things about this church are the exhibition on the House of Orange and the history of the church and the tower. The tower can be climbed for glorious views over the market square and, in the distance, even Rotterdam, The Hague, and Gouda.

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    In the mix

    by iandsmith Updated May 20, 2007

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    Rear view of the church
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    I wandered around the rear of the Nieuw Kerk and, with camera in hand, saw many possibilities, not the least of which was how to put your used coke bottles to good use (pic 2).

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    Nieuwe Kerk

    by leplaya Written Feb 18, 2006

    This “new church” was built in the 15th century. You can climb the 108 m tower and get a great view of the city (watch your step though, the stairs are pretty small).

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