Oude Kerk

Church in Delft

Founded c1246, the Oude Kerk is a surreal sight: its 75m-high tower, which was erected c1350, leans nearly 2m from the vertical due to subsidence caused by its canal location, hence its nickname Scheve Jan ('Leaning Jan'). The older section features an austere barrel vault; the newer northern transept has a Gothic vaulted ceiling. One of the tombs inside the church is that of painter Johannes Vermeer.