nieuwe kerk, delft
|geographic coordinates||52°00′44″n 4°21′39″e / 52°00′44″n 4°21′39″e / 52.0123; 4.3609|
|height (max)||108.75 m (356.79 ft)|
|designated as nhl||dutch rijksmonument #11872|
the nieuwe kerk (dutch pronunciation: [ˈniʋə ˈkɛrk]; english: new church) is a protestant church in the city of delft in the netherlands. the building is located on delft market square (markt), opposite to the city hall (dutch: stadhuis). in 1584, william the silent was entombed here in a mausoleum designed by hendrick and pieter de keyser. since then members of the house of orange-nassau have been entombed in the royal crypt. the latest are queen juliana and her husband prince bernhard in 2004. the private royal family crypt is not open to the public. the church tower, designed by pierre cuypers and completed in 1872, is the second highest in the netherlands, after the domtoren in utrecht.