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Nieuwe Kerk, Delft: 44 reviews and 109 photos
And here we stand in front of a rising tower and an enormous church. The most remarkable building on the Markt as well as inside the town of Delft itself, is for sure the "Nieuwe Kerk" (New Church). It's significant two coloured tower is visible from The Hague as well as from Rotterdam and attracts many people to Delft, not in the last place, Dutch people that hold the royal family close to their heart (and most Dutch do). In the crypt underneth the church are the graves of the members of the Royal House of Orange. The church was the second in Delft and therefore called the "New Church". At first a wooden one (until 1420) when construction were already surrounding it since from 1396 until 1496 this stone variant slowly arose. Slowly, as every brich, every piece has been done by hand ! The fact that this masterpiece has been built in only 100 years, means a top job done by the constructors. Also reckoning with the fact that building such heavy church in swamp land, could have had disasterous effects. Only in 1933 new concrete fundaments have been put underneath the excisting building.
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