The reason for the establishment of the new church was the limited size of the Ode Kerk Church in the face of the city's growing population during the second half of the 14th century.
In 1408 the bishop Frederik van Blankenheim van Utrecht allowed the second church to be erected. In 1452 the church was damaged, and took years to rehabilitate it. Some of the last parts completed in the church were the stylistic elements of the Renaissance.
Today, the church does not provide church services for the community, but serves as a display space and historical monument. It hosts concerts, exhibitions and ceremonies, including those of the royal family. Admission is free.
Queen Beatrix passed the crown to her eldest son - William Alexander, after 33 years of royalty, at a spectacular coronation ceremony. This was the first ceremony in Holland in the past 122 years. The coronation ceremony was held in this church, De Nieuwe Kerk, with the participation of distinguished guests and guests only. During the ceremony, the King swore allegiance to the Parliament. There was great joy and excitement in the streets of the Netherlands, to the point of heavy security to maintain order. The air space over the capital was also closed for three days.