Follow in the footsteps of painter Vermeer in Delft

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Explore the life of the 17th-century master of light: Johannes Vermeer. This famous Golden Age painter spent much of his life in Delft. He is also called the 'Sphinx van Delft' because so little is known about the life of the mysterious painter. Follow his trail during a day in Delft!
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Beestenmarkt

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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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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Markt

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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Recommended for an atmospheric dinner in Delft

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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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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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Museum Prinsenhof

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

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