The fine spire that graces the Delft skyline belongs to the New Church, which isn’t new at all—it was begun in 1383 and completed in 1510. Inside is the magnificent tomb of William of Orange; it was designed by Hendrick de Keyser and is decorated with a sculpture of William in full battle gear as well as figures representing Liberty, Justice, Valor, and Religion. The royal dead of the House of Orange-Nassau lie in a crypt beneath the remains of the founder of their line. The 109m-high (360-ft.) church tower is the second tallest in the country after Amsterdam’s Westerkerk; climb it for marvelous views over the town’s red rooftops.
Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)
Our Rating Hours Church: Mon–Sat 9am–6pm. Tower: Jan Mon–Fri 11am–4pm, Sat 10am–5pm; Feb–Mar Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Apr–Oct Mon–Sat 9am–6pm; Nov–Dec Mon–Fri 11am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm Phone 015/212-3015 Prices Admission church: 5.50€ adults, 4€ students 12–25, 1.50€ children 6–11, free 5 and under; tower: 4.50€ adults, 3.50€ students 12–25, 2.50€ children 6–11, children under 6 not allowed. Web site Nieuwe Kerk
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