Delft enjoys a worldwide reputation due to its connection with Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. Relive its glorious past as you wander along canals, churches, mansions and courtyards. This university town also offers canal tours, museums, markets and many pubs.
Find out how the world famous Delft Blue earthenware is produced at Royal Delft, the factory that has been producing the hand-painted, blue motives since the sixteenth century, and at Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, this family owned factory exclusively produces entirely hand-painted Delftware.
The Vermeer Center presents the life and works of painter Johannes Vermeer, master of light and creator of ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’. While the Old and New Church and ‘Prinsenhof’ explain the strong connection between Delft and the Dutch Royal House.
shopping in Delft is the best. The shopping district is located in the old city centre. Hundreds of shops, specialty shops and boutiques rub shoulders with centuries-old monuments, lovely squares and long canals.
Attractive shopping streets like Brabantse Turfmarkt, Burgwal, Gasthuislaan, Molslaan and Breestraat offer a broad range of fashion boutiques and specialty shops. The big department and chain stores are in the modern shopping areas ‘In de Veste’ and ‘Zuidpoort’.
Delft is a lively student town with a sparkling nightlife. If you want to spend a night on the town in Delft, you must prepare for a tour of the great traditional pubs in historic buildings or a warm summer night on one of the many open-air terraces. Dance the night away at one of the clubs that are open until the early morning.