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 oldest church in Delft with much history. Tickers are currently 5.50 euro for adults. We enjoyed the visit and think it's worth viewing inside. Images on Trip Advisor will provide a taste of... 
    The oldest church in Delft with much history. Tickers are currently 5.50 euro for adults. We enjoyed the visit and think it's worth viewing inside. Images on Trip Advisor will provide a taste of...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • I went here yesterday with my family to learn about the history and take in the beauty that the church holds with its beautifully designed interior. When in the church, I saw a nun and felt very happy to see one in the church (it seemed like everyone was only a visitor), only to find out she's a spirit just second later. She was sitting on a chair, I saw her before I walked past a pillar, and soon as I past the pillar, she was gone. I feel very lucky to see her even just for a second, I felt no fear The moment is very memorable
  • Very reasonably priced with €10 to do the new and old church and tower in new church. When we arrived there was the organ playing, not just classical music but queen bohemian rhapsody! Lots of info inside

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