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Oude Kerk Delft

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Address: 25 Heilige Geestkerkhof, 2611 HP Delft, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 15 212 3015
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Delft's oldest parish chuch was founded about 1200. The tower was erected...

Delft's oldest parish chuch was founded about 1200. The tower was erected between in the fourteenth century.

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"The Burial Place of Vermeer and van Leeuwenhoek"

This historic church houses the graves of a variety of figures significant in European history, definitely worth spending a few minutes here when you are in the Delft centre.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful, airy and bright in winter sun. Fascinating to anyone interested in Dutch history. Organ being tuned during our visit added another dimension. Ticket covers both churches.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good church with great memorial monuments (Admiral van Tromp among others) and very good stained glass, interesting leaning tower

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic church houses the graves of a variety of figures significant in European history, definitely worth spending a few minutes here when you are in the Delft centre.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Oude Kerk. Very historic, rather cold interior because of the stripping of Catholic icons after the Reformation. Johannes Vermeer is buried in the church with a plaque marking the location. This is a must see attraction in Delft. We highly recommend a visit.

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cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are no Vermeers in this city, but you can visit the city of his inspiration, and the Vermeer center has reproductions of all 34 of his paintings. visit his tomb in the church, and walk the canals. quaint, marketplace, vintage shops selling 400 year old Delft tiles. you and also tour 2 delft ceramics factories. wonderful shops and restaurants.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oude Kerk is a historical church located along Oude Delft canal. You will see this important landmark quite easily by locating the 75 metre tall bell tower which can be seen throughout the city centre. Opening hours were 9am to 6pm (Mon-Sat), closed on Sundays during our October visit. Opening hours change with the seasons so best to check online... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were astonished to have to pay 4€ to visit a protestant church where there is very little to see. It was a combination ticket for both the ‘Oude Kerk’ (Old Church) and the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ (New Church) and there was a voucher for a coffee (before 5 p.m.) thrown in, but still. The church was built between the 13th... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The most historical corner of the city. Impressive to structure, central the position and very wonderful the whole complex (church, statue and city hall). One of the best memories I will bring back from Delft.

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Greenville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The old church is less than a 5 minute walk from the Delft tram stop, and it was easy to find. The church is beautiful; I just wish more of the information signs had English translations. There were some very clean and free public restrooms behind the gift shop.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

From the outside this is very impressive but we were disappointed not to be able to enter however this might be linked to the day we went.

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