The 14 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Delft

Be amazed by the beauty of ancient Delft. The old town is full of characteristic buildings, imposing churches and canals to dream away. In the city known for Vermeer, Delft Blue, the relationship with the Royal Family and student life, you can enjoy yourself all day long. Wander around, dive into one of the many museums or explore the city from the water. Create your own city guide and experience a perfect day in Delft.

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This late Gothic house was built around 1505. Behind the beautiful façade is the head office of the Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland.

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Visit the medieval prison in this old town hall. Discover torture tools and the place where William of Orange's assassin sat.

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Expositieruimte 38CC

At Expositieruimte 38CC, be inspired and marveled by contemporary visual art, where social themes emerge.

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Vermeer Centrum

In the Vermeer Centrum Delft you can explore the life, work and city of this 17th-century painter Vermeer.

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Recommended for an overnight stay in Delft

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Museum Prinsenhof

Learn a lot about Dutch history through an extensive collection of paintings, pottery and utensils.

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Admire the towers and the iron drawbridge of the last remaining city gate of Delft, which was built around 1400.

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Oude Kerk

The beautiful stained glass windows bring you back to the early Middle Ages. Discover the graves of a number of celebrities here.

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After many functions, this square is nowadays mainly a cozy place where you can eat and drink. There are plenty of terraces and restaurants.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Delft

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Nieuwe Kerk

A church with a royal allure. In this church is the royal crypt where the Oranjes find their final resting place.

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Paul Tetar van Elven

Let the beautiful authentic interior amaze you. In addition to the work of the painter and art collector, you will find much more special here.

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Maria Van Jessekerk

In this church you can admire a rich interior, consisting of beautiful murals, old framework and the Marshalkerweerdorgel.

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Royal Delft

Learn all about the history and the authentic production process of the world famous Delft Blue in this 17th century factory.

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Follow in the footsteps of painter Vermeer in Delft

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A large and historic market square where you can enjoy on a terrace with the beautiful view of the Nieuwe Kerk and the town hall.

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Science Centre Delft

In this interactive museum you can get started yourself and get a look into the kitchen of the TU Delft through various research setups.

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