Maria van Jesse church

English information


  • Sunday 11:15 AM Holy Mass or prayer service
  • Sunday 6:00 PM Holy Mass in Dutch and English
  • Thursday 11:00 AM Adoration in the Lady chapel
  • Friday 9:30 AM Holy Mass or prayer service in the Lady chapel

For all services see the full schedule.

Visiting hours

The church is open for a visit from April - October:

  • Thursday 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM

These times are subject to change at short notice. The Lady chapel is open for prayer every day; entrance Jozefstraat.


The church of Maria van Jesse (Virga Jesse) is located at the Burgwal, in the historic centre of Delft, near the market square (Markt).

The entrance of the Lady chapel is in the Jozefstraat, left of the church.


The Roman Catholic Maria van Jesse church was built between 1875 and 1882, then named St Joseph's church. The building was designed in the style of the Gothic revival by the architect Everard Margry, one of the first and most productive students of Dr. Pierre Cuypers. Since 1982 this church is a national heritage site, not least because of its original interior.