Old Church, Delft

#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Delft
Religious Site · Church
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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  • 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 »
  • This church was as beautiful as full of history. Seeing the graves of all those people is actually somewhat emotional ! You learn a lot in this old church, including on wermer and his family.  more »
  • Stunning architecture and amazing history. Here you can find the mausoleum of the famous Johannes Vermeer. You can explore all the church and the time you can expect to spend there is about 2 hours. Don't forget to take a picture of the leaning tower from outside.
  • Very peaceful. Fact filled. Loved the windows

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