Delft Travel Guide

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Delft Things to Do

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  • Markt square

    The central market of Delft is one of the largest market squares in Europe, 50x120 yards, and bounded on the short ends by the Nieue Kerk and the Stadthuis. On the long axes, stores and restaurants with outdoor dining occupy most of the buildings. The square is on one of the highest points in the city and dates to the late 13th C, and has been used...

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  • Nieuwe Kerk

    4 out of 5 stars

    There is so much to see in the New Church, maybe too much to mention. We walked our way up to the mausoleum of William the Silent and the private royal family crypt. After we had a good look at both beautiful artifacts we headed towards the choir isle of the church, which has a various number of mausoleums. One of them in the one of Hugo Grotius....

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  • Canals

    The townhouses lining the Oude Canal remain true to principle of historic appearances, but most appear to have gutted and reconstructed interiors. Many exteriors have renovations as well, most apparent in the modern windows. Many house businesses with scattered cute restaurants and the occasional hotel.

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Delft Hotels

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  • Hotel de Emauspoort

    It is a unusual hotel with a location in the middle of the town, and it has a very nice accomadation...

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  • WestCord Hotel Delft

    Conveniet to find, as it is situated next to the motorway/highway and IKEA. Do go and search the...

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  • Hampshire Hotel Delft Centre

    Koepoortplaats 3, Delft, 2612 RR, The Netherlands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 1 out of 5 stars

Delft Restaurants

  • Friendly cafe, excellent coffee & cake

    Kek is a really super little cafe tucked away behind Delft's main marketplace. As is so often the way when we travel together, it was the farmer's wife who spotted it and insisted we went inside to get a break from the strong, chilly wind which dominated out Netherlands visit. Her instincts are almost always sound and, in this case, they were...

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  • Another stop on the market square

    The restaurant is pleasant and relaxing, located on the market square. I have to admit that I seemed to become addicted to Dame Blanche during my visit. So here we have another cafe where I enjoyed coffee and dessert. Dessert and Coffee......Dame Blanche

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  • A touch of orange

    Located on the market square, rather small but pleasant coffee and lunch stop. We had been around the city once more and we needed a large and warming coffee.This venue is excellent and has a great atmosphere.

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Delft Nightlife

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  • Bebop

    Bebop is a jazzcafe where you can eat and drink.Or simply watch the old-fashioned wallpapers.A good place to get a rest on workingdays, crowded in the evenings of the weekends.

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  • Best mayonnaise ever

    The Belvedere is quite easily among the most popular cafes of Delft. Located right in a lively locality of Beestenmarkt, this place is always full of people - something I like a lot!What I do have to recommend here is the french fries. This is a Belgian cafe and true to its name it does have Belgian mayonnaise. Its probably the best mayonnaise I...

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  • nightclub

    We visited this club on May 5th 2007. This club would not allow us in (a group of 10 people). They do not allow foreigners in and even told our Dutch host that the reason for not letting us in was because we were a group of foreigners. As a group we comprised of 1 Dutch (resident of Delft), 1 English, 1 German, and 7 French.This was a disgusting...

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Delft Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • Delft's whizzy new station

    When I first visited Delft in 2013 the old brick station building was set in a vast sea of mud, cranes, diggers, building equipment and supplies and numerous men working very hard indeed. We passengers were channelled from the station into the town through a 'passageway' created from hoarding boards, to keep us safe as we traversed the building...

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  • Trains

    We got the train to & from Delft (from Amsterdam). Two easy 55 minute journeys. €25.40 each for a day return. Trains run every 15 minutes during the day.I think it was my first inter city trip on NS - both on time and comfortable. Tickets are simple to buy from machines at Amsterdam Centraal. Instructions in several languages are available. You...

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Delft Shopping

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  • Delft Blue Pottery

    Just world-famous for its blue and white pottery, porcelain and ceramics Delft cannot be left without visiting a Delft Blue shop. You may find beautiful small Delft Blue products for your kitchen,... And don't forget the Delft Blue tiles which are in favour, even the very cheap kitchy-ones. Some hand-made painted souvenirs are really gorgeous...

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  • Charming little shop!

    Once we left the museum Prinsenhof we passed the Winkeltje Kouwenhoven. It was quite simple ... we simply were not able to pass it without going in!Where can you still buy Victorian die-cut paper, old Dutch sweets, metal toys, or polishing brushes? At the most charming shop of Delft of course: Winkeltje Kouwenhoven. The nostalgic building with its...

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  • Board Games Eldorado

    If you are a board game geek like me and happen to be in Delft, why not pay a visit to the city's biggest and surprisingly well equipped "spelletjeswinkel" (games shop) Speldorado? In a central location, this shop seems to stock pretty much all the board games that are en vogue at the moment, ranging from card games to strategic games, from...

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Delft Local Customs

  • Inside Nieuwe Kerk

    According to my brochure this organ was built by the Utrecht organ builder Bätz betwen 1837-1839. It has 3 keyboards, 48 registers and a free foot keyboard (pedals). And more than 3000 pipes. I've not been to an organ concert in this church but I have in the Oude Kerk (old church).

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  • Royal tomb

    On the Market square of Delft stands tall the high tower of the Niewe Kerk. It is one of the highest in The Netherlands and inside the church are the graves of the Orange-family (royal) of The Netherlands. Especially the beautiful grave monument of the father of the fatherland, William of Orange, is surely worth a visit. The Orange-family are very...

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  • Nieuwe Kerk

    As usual I cannot resist to make a close up of the tower. An added bonus is always if there are bells to be seen from the outside, although the true campanological treasures usually remain hidden inside the tower. For that one must climb the tower. I''m sure the view would be magnificent.

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Delft Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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  • Enjoy the local apple and SALIVA...

    I'm a girl from Delft and I can assure you that this says nothing about local conception of hygiene and food, but more about the bakery. Fortunately the bakery doesn't exist anymore. It's now a branche of Subways. Enjoy your food in Delft!

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Delft Tourist Traps

  • De Markt – All things to happen.

    For hundreds of years the main square of Delft (De Markt) has been a busy place where all kinds of things happen. Once it was the market place, today it is cultural events, the flea market of curiosities, the Christmas Market and the many sidewalk cafes in the summer that draw people here. We were lucky to enjoy the beautiful weather and of course...

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  • De Markt – Busy center of the city.

    Without a doubt is De Markt the busy centre of the town and a true tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :) First of all do keep in mind that this particular square is the largest historical market square of...

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  • De Markt – The main square.

    On a heavily cloudy day we decided to go the city of Delft, and we were not sorry for that. Funny thing was that at the moment we entered the city the sky opened up and the sun did arrive! The reason why we wanted to go to Delft was rather simple, because it’s such a historical city in The Netherlands and it was already for so long on our bucket...

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Delft What to Pack

  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of SD cards!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • My video and photo cameras in...

    SONY Video Camera Recorder (Video 8) CCD-TR303E (1993-2003).With SONY AC Power adaptor and charger AC-V35 (1993-1995) and Hama Camcharger Combi II – universal battery charger/discharger for 6V NI-Cd video batteries. Ten years of life until its audio recorder failed. Its charger failed after 2 years working. The second charger worked 8 years. Its...

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  • My map, guide book and booklet in Delft

    Here is my map, guide book and booklet that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Delft.Netherlands. Le Petit Futé Michel Strogoff & Ass., City-Guides, Country-Guides, Paris-Luxemburg-Moscow. 1997, 250 pages.

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Delft Off The Beaten Path

  • Oude Delfshaven – Picturesque area.

    Whenever I think of Rotterdam I do think about the aerial bombing of the city at the beginning of World War 2. The objective was to support the German troops fighting in the city, break Dutch resistance and force the Dutch to surrender. This so called Blitz destroyed almost the entire historic city center of Rotterdam. Therefore the city center is...

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  • Oude Delfshaven – A must visit!

    Keep in mind that fishing, shipbuilding and the distillery of jenever were the main sources of income here. The Dutch East India Company had important wharfs and warehouses in the Oude Delfshaven, and one of the Dutch West India Company's most famous commanders Piet Hein, was born here. History, history and even more history to enjoy! Via the...

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  • Oude Delfshaven – Old historical...

    We parked our car near the Café De Oude Sluis, a great place to start our hike in the Oude Delfshaven. Do keep in mind that it is rather expensive to park your car here. We first started at the Voorhaven and learned that the harbour itself was created in 1389 as a harbour for the city of Delft as a competing harbour for the city of Rotterdam....

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Delft Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking – Game plan strategy.

    Most people try to rush Delft on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Delft properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Delft we saw on a city map that the city of Delft is divided into three areas - the historical old town, the area around the...

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  • Hiking – Take time to meander.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Delft old town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of Delft...

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  • Hiking – More than 900 years of history.

    The city of Delft came into being aside a canal, the 'Delf', which comes from the word “delven”, meaning delving or digging, and led to the name Delft. It presumably started around the 11th century as a landlord court. The compact town of Delft is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Delft is The Netherlands, and yet it is a...

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Delft General

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  • General tourist information

    Delft is located between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware) and its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. I was lucky to visit it in December of 1996. You can watch my 2 min 46 sec Video...

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  • Historical Delft

    This statue (2003) is also located in the Prinsenhof Gardens on St Agatha's Square. William of Orange was shot in 1584 in the Prinsenhof (the Prince's Court). www.delft.nl

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  • Delft Blue Pottery

    Walking through picturesque Delft and its lovely small streets along the canals you may find some really beautiful views. So have a city-walk which can be booked at different tourist shops, where you can choose for your own theme (like an art walk, history-walk, architecture-walk etc.) Very fond of the Delft Blue this house door attracted my...

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