Old Church, Delft

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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.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture and pipe organ. One price gets you into the Old and New Church. We went to both and had a cheerful welcome both places.
  • One of the oldest churches in the Netherlands and an absolute beauty. Must see: the grave of the famous painter of the girl with the pearl earring, Johannes Vermeer.

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