The Old Church of Delft

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The Old Church of Delft

One of the characteristics of the Delft city center is the ‘Oude Kerk’ (Old Church). The Old Church is a sagging tower, just like the Tower of Pisa. Nevertheless, the tower is still just as imposing as it was during the Middle Ages.

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One of the characteristics of the Delft city center is the ‘Oude Kerk’ (Old Church). The Old Church of Delft is a sagging tower, just like the Tower of Pisa. Nevertheless, the tower is still just as imposing as it was during the Middle Ages.

Old Church Highlights

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 mausoleums and graves of important people, such as admirals Piet Hein and Maarten Tromp and the painter Johannes Vermeer.

Icon of Delft

Over the years, the church was rebuilt and extended many times, but this could not prevent subsidence. Today many visitors take a picture of the canal ‘Oude Delft’ with the leaning tower in the back. Your ticket for the New Church of Delft also includes free entrance to the Old Church.

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Heilige Geestkerkhof 25
2611HP Delft

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