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.
Tours to Old Church
$566 BOOK WITH VIATOR Visit three amazing cities: The Hague, Delft, and Leiden on a private tour
Duration: 8 hours
Old Church reviews
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 »
Don’t go there, they are cheaters. We bought tickets online to go to the church and tower With time slot but they didnt allowed us to enter! Saying that need to buy another ticket in church to go to..... 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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