Delft Day 2: the Old Church (Oude Kerk) & Vermeer

The previous day we had been told to wait until the next morning to see Delft’s ‘Old’ Church because sunlight streaming through its many stained glass windows made it extra special.

But the morning dawned with a dark sky making the prospects for sun streaming through the windows seem bleak. Fortunately, by the time we had breakfast and made it to the church the sun was shining lighting up the interior of the church with glowing colours.
The Old Church in Delft, Holland I took a mass of photos of the ‘oude’ church – not entirely sure what I’m going to do with them all.
Stained Glass Windows in the Old Church in Delft, Holland through the window looking out on DelftThe tomb of some important guy catching more morning rays of light.
a statue on a tomb in the Old Church in Delft, HollandA grave stone marker from 1598.
Gravestone Marker in the Old Church in Delft, HollandThis is probably the most important grave marker in the church, that of the Dutch painter Vermeer.
Delft's Old Church Contains the Grave Marker of Vermeer

If you’re going to Delft consider reading this novel about Vermeer…

The Girl with the Pearl Earring, a novel about Vermeer, the famous Dutch painter who spent the majority of his life in Delft.
The Girl with the Pearl Earring, a book to read in Holland

More on Holland (The Netherlands).

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One response to “Delft Day 2: the Old Church (Oude Kerk) & Vermeer

  1. Love all of Chevalier’s books, especially that one. The stain glass looks amazing but can’t come to terms with graves in churches; must be frightening for small children.

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