Nieuwe Kerk (Delft)

  • nieuwe kerk
    delft, de nieuwe kerk foto1 rm11872 foto4 2016-03-13 12.38.jpg
    nieuwe kerk, delft
    location
    locationdelft, netherlands
    geographic coordinates52°00′44″n 4°21′39″e / 52°00′44″n 4°21′39″e / 52.0123; 4.3609
    architecture
    typechurch tower
    stylegothic
    groundbreaking1396
    completed1496
    height (max)108.75 m (356.79 ft)
    designated as nhldutch 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,[1] is the second highest in the netherlands, after the domtoren in utrecht.

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Nieuwe Kerk
Delft, de Nieuwe Kerk foto1 RM11872 foto4 2016-03-13 12.38.jpg
Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
Location
LocationDelft, Netherlands
Geographic coordinates52°00′44″N 4°21′39″E / 52°00′44″N 4°21′39″E / 52.0123; 4.3609
Architecture
TypeChurch tower
StyleGothic
Groundbreaking1396
Completed1496
Height (max)108.75 m (356.79 ft)
Designated as NHLDutch 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,[1] is the second highest in the Netherlands, after the Domtoren in Utrecht.