Mausoleum of William the Silent, Nieuwe Kerk, Delft
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The New Church is open for visits
Location: On the main market square (Markt).
Height tower: 108.75 metres
Website: New Church Official website
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The New Church is the tomb of the Orange family, the most imposing and interesting monument being that erected in 1621, to the memory of "Father William".
Under a marble canopy, borne up by groups of columns and also single pillars, reclining upon a large sarcophagus, lies an effigy of the prince. The four corners are occupied by figures Liberty, inscribed with the motto, je maintiendrai ptitt et justice; Justice, with William's favourite motto, $&vis tranquillus in undis; Prudence; and Religion.
At the head of the recumbent statue is another of the prince, fully equipped for the field of battle; and at the feet stands Fame, with outspread wings, just poised for flight. The feet of the reclining figure rest upon a dog, in commemoration of the fact that William was saved from assassination, while asleep in his tent in 1572, by the timely warning of the approach of his enemies given by a favourite dog. Beneath the same stone rests the body of his son and successor, Prince Maurice.