Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) - Vermeer

Most of Johannes Vermeer’s life revolved on and around the Markt (market square). The Nieuwe Kerk and the Markt have special meaning in Johannes Vermeer’s life. Vermeer was baptised in the Nieuwe Kerk on 31 October 1632. The Nieuwe Kerk is also where his family members were laid to rest. His grandfather on his father’s side, his parents, his sister and his wife are all buried here, as opposed to Johannes Vermeer, who was buried at the Oude Kerk.