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Oude Kerk Delft

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The Old Church of Delft dates back to 1050 ad. In this church are the tombs of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer, naval heroes and scientists such as Piet Hein, Maarten Tromp and Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek. The beautiful stained glass windows of...more
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25 Heilige Geestkerkhof, 2611 HP Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 212 3015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a church, it's quite nice. However as a tourist attraction it lacks the wow-factor. It has a small photographic exhibition in one of the corners and a handful of stations with information on the various people buried there. Whilst the church is beautiful, it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank notwaltermitty
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My review isn't actually for the landmark itself but for the delft, although going to this church and its square is a big part of visiting delft. You should definitely consider this for a day trip from amsterdam, which is a easy to do after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AEAreviewer
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This church is smaller than the "New Church" but very interesting nevertheless. The leaning tower is a landmark and there are tombs of interesting historical people, including Vermeer. The history is well explained both in Dutch and in English. Both the new and the old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Taru W
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Beautiful stained windows and a old graves very old church and the biggest cloche of the world named the Bourdon.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank adbraam19
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This church is the Delft equivalent of the leaning tower of Pisa. From various vantage points in the city one can note the decided tilt of the bell tower. Inside, though, one is treated to beautiful stained glass windows and the monuments to both Vermeer...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary Jo N
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This church has beautiful stained glass windows and a cool leaning tower, but we came here solely to see the grave of Vermeer. Seeing the two Vermeer grave markers completed our Vermeer day trip that included seeing three paintings at the Mauritshuis in the Hague...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We loved mostly the stained glass; they are not the originals, but they have been done with a lot of artistic details. Here you can also see an impressive pulpit, Vermeer's floor stone and the tomb of the inventor of the microscope, Anton van Leeuwenhoek....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CuriousTraveler007
Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you have any interest in history, this church is a MUST. I have hardly ever seen so impressive stained glass as in this church. The grave of Johannes Vermeer is situated in this church. Visit is highly recommended!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank matthew835
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I liked the presentation of local personalities and personal histories, really well done. Listen out for the impressive chime of the huge bell.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Slowdowner
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Beautiful glass in lead windows. Lots of history in the building. Big organ and small. Also a picture exposition whit amazing pictures.

Date of experience: August 2018
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