"Specialties in the interior of the Oude Kerk" Top 5 Page for this destination Oude Kerk Tip by Pavlik_NL

Oude Kerk, Delft: 34 reviews and 92 photos

  This glass-in-lead however is from the New Church
by Pavlik_NL

Inside the church await you some wonderful surprises too. Besides the graves or gravemonuments of famous Dutchmen (see next To-Do-Tip) there are special decorative items within the relatively light interior of the Old Church. Three organs (which is already an acceptional amount) are present in the various parts of the church. The main organ from 1857 has 41 "voices" per three claviers (keyboards). 2580 Pipes rise up in the various components of the magnificent musical instrument. Around the church are various glass-in-lead windows that shine dazzling colours inside when the sun shines through them. The originals from before 1654 were lost (in this year the gunpowderhouse exploded and shattered each and everyone of the windows). Only in between 1949 until 1961 all 27 windows were completely restored. 25 of them were the lifes work of Joep nicolas. The windows show, besides the usual biblical scenes, the liberation of the Netherlands as well as two important figures of the House of Orange: William the Silent (the first, see tips about the Prince's Court) and Wilhelmina, our queen during the two world wars.

Address: Heilige Geestkerkhof 25
Phone: +31 (0)15-2123015
Website: http://www.oudekerk-delft.nl

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  • Written Apr 12, 2005
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