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
Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $131
Duration: 3 hours
Visit three amazing cities: The Hague, Delft, and Leiden on a private tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $548
Duration: 8 hours
The Keukenhof Estate: Tulips Galore from Brussels BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $102
Duration: 12 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 »
We had our wedding ceremony here at the end of July, and it was perfect! Gina was amazing to work with and went out of her way to let us stop by (multiple times) to check out the space. The ceremony itself went perfect, and our dog was allowed to participate. They even let us stay a little later to take some additional photos. They were all so pleasant to work with and I love the space!
Portland's 1883 Old Church (please, my Norsk cousins, don't laugh at that year) is a "must-see" happening every holiday season. Loving his new "Winter" CD music. Bought his newest CD for our celebration this year.The space has beautiful interior (and exterior) architecture that really creates an atmosphere.This is the best place to worship are creator.
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