City of Delft Blue, the House of Orange and Johannes Vermeer. A city of great charm with the best Holland has to offer. Delft is an absolute ‘must-see’ during your visit to the Netherlands.
This church has the royal vault where the members of the royal family rest in peace. Prince William of Orange, the Father of the Nation was shot in 1584 and was the first to be buried here. His unusual and impressive mausoleum can be visited. It was built between 1614 and 1622 and was designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser. It was restored thoroughly in 1997. The choir isle of the church has various mausoleums, including that of Hugo Grotius. The church has 16 stained-glass windows. The church has an exhibition and there is a video presentation on the history of the Nieuwe Kerk and the royal family. You can also climb the 108,75-meter high tower.
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One of the most important events in Dutch history took place at the Prinsenhof Museum in Delft; the assassination of William of Orange, the forefather of King Willem-Alexander. Learn all about his life, his dramatic death and his legacy. Visit the ‘scene of the crime’ with the bullet holes, check out ‘who’s who’ in the Royal family and discover just how much influence the Founding Father still has in the Netherlands today.
Delftware was invented in an attempt to imitate the world-famous Chinese blue and white porcelain. Thanks to the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, this ‘imitation porcelain’ was so successfully developed in Delft that it gained an independent status and market, and was to become a global icon. Learn more about the secrets of this success, while admiring the most beautiful and unique Delftware masterpieces.