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Travel Guide of Delft in Netherlands by Influencers and Travelers

Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest.

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1 - Binnenhof

   8 km away

The Binnenhof is a complex of buildings in the city centre of The Hague, Netherlands, next to the Hofvijver. It houses the meeting place of both houses of the States General of the Netherlands, as well as the Ministry of General Affairs and the office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

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2 - The Hague

   8 km away

The Hague is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands on the North Sea and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also the seat of government of the Netherlands and hosts the International Court of Justice, one of the most important courts in the world.

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3 - Mountain Bike Tours in Rotterdam

   13 km away

Rotterdam has a lot to offer including architecture like you've never seen before, a long and moving history, a bustling harbour, loads of restaurants, bars, shops and museums and over 1,000 outdoor sculptures. On this bike tour of the city you will be able to see what Rotterdam is like today. The tour which lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours takes you along the buildings that are shaping Rotterdam today and some that are silent witnesses of a checkered past. Your knowledgeable guide will be on hand for any questions you may have.

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4 - The Hague Center

   7 km away

The City Center of The Hague is the oldest and, with a population of 104,658 inhabitants, the second largest of The Hague's eight districts, consisting of nine neighbourhoods.

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5 - Delftse Hout

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6 - Shore Excursions in Rotterdam

   13 km away

During this relaxed bike tour we take you along all the sights that Rotterdam has to offer. Of course we also cycle past the hidden places of the city. You will be surprised about the skyscrapers, the nicknames of images and buildings, the art, the architecture and of course also the history and contemporary developments of this non-stop-renewing metropolis. During the tour you can ask us anything and we will tell you nice anecdotes. We also give you useful tips about good restaurants, trendy nightlife and trendy shopping streets for the remainder of your stay in Rotterdam or to come back again. After this tour you want nothing more than to go on a discovery tour yourself.

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7 - Nieuwe Kerk

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8 - Rotterdam

   13 km away

Rotterdam is a city and municipality in the Netherlands. It is in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea.

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9 - Culinary Tour in The Hague

   8 km away

Between the 17th of November and the 15th of January our popular Food tour will focus mostly on Holiday Season & Winter bites we Dutchies eat around this time of year. Discover Dutch food and culture through bites, drinks, and stories during this 4 hour culinary guided walking tour of The Hague's food scene. Learn about the city's history and cuisine as you explore its picturesque streets, making stops along the way to taste local specialties. Visit bakeries, shops, lunchrooms, and pubs; sampling drinks and sweet and savory dishes as you learn about what you're eating from your guide and the artisanal vendors. The small group size of 10 or less ensures you'll get plenty of personal attention. The guide is a proud citizen of the city so get ready to learn all about what it is to live in The Hague and the Netherlands! For more information visit our website!

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10 - Markthal

   13 km away

The Markthal is a residential and office building with a market hall underneath, located in Rotterdam. The building was opened on October 1, 2014, by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

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11 - Cube house

   13 km away
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12 - Sightseeing Cruises in Rotterdam

   13 km away

Unforgettable view of the international port! Experience Rotterdam's unique busy harbor and the beautiful city of Rotterdam.

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13 - Erasmusbrug

   14 km away

Erasmusbrug is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge completed in 1996 crossing the Nieuwe Maas in the centre of Rotterdam, connecting the north and south parts of this city, second largest in the Netherlands.

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14 - Wereldmuseum

   14 km away

The Wereldmuseum Rotterdam is an ethnographic museum, situated Willemskade in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 1883 and shows more than 1800 ethnographic objects from various cultures in Asia, Oceania, Africa, the Americas and the Islamic heritage.

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15 - Archaeology Tours in Rotterdam

   13 km away

A multi-faceted city with layers of history, Rotterdam is one of the most intriguing cities in the Netherlands. This customizable private walking tour reveals Rotterdam’s true character, from its reconstruction after World War II to its busy cargo port, the largest in the world. Admire the city’s modern architecture, like the eye-catching Cubic Houses, against aging buildings that survived the war, like the old town hall. Stroll around the Old Harbor (Oude Haven), see Rotterdam Central Station, Markthal Rotterdam, Kunsthal museum and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and end with a relaxing cruise along Rotterdam Harbor.

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16 - Staelduinse Bos

   14 km away

Heenweg is a town in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Westland, and lies about 7 km northwest of Maassluis. In 2001, the town of Heenweg had 601 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.076 km², and contained 228 residences.

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17 - Délifrance

   14 km away
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18 - Wijnhaven

   14 km away
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19 - Kop van Zuid

   15 km away

Kop van Zuid is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, located on the south bank of the Nieuwe Maas opposite the center of town.

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20 - Katendrecht

   15 km away

Katendrecht is a former village in the Dutch province of South Holland. It is now a neighbourhood of Rotterdam, on the south bank of the Nieuwe Maas. Nowadays it is the name of the peninsula which lies between the Rijnhaven and the Maashaven. Katendrecht was a separate municipality between 1817 and 1874, when it merged with Charlois. The neighbourhood covers an area of 1,18 km² with 4,760 inhabitants.

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During a stay in the Netherlands, and especially in the region of Rotterdam, visiting Delft is a must. Delft is indeed a typical small city, with canals. A bit like Amsterdam, but with fewer tourists and on a smaller scale!

In spite of successive destruction, Delft was rebuilt, and some parts of the city have remained well-preserved. From the 17th century onwards, the city turned to the development of ceramic factories: the famous Delft earthenware! You can visit the only remaining porcelain factory of the 17th century in Delft that is the Royal Delft.

The marketplace of Delft is located in the heart of the city. It is very large, and there is the town hall and a number of cafés and restaurants. It is the heart of the city where people gather, especially on weekends. It is also home to one of Delft's landmarks: the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). The Nieuwe Kerk can be visited, as well as its tower, which can be reached from the top. From the top of the tower, you have a view of Delft and the surrounding area. It is necessary to climb nearly 400 steps.

In addition to this large square, it is also pleasant to stroll through the streets of Delft, and especially along its canals. The clichés of the Netherlands are often combined: many cyclists, canals, but also beautiful facades, sometimes colorful. Take advantage of your stay to take a boat trip on the canals!

Another characteristic of the city of Delft: its old church. It dates from the 13th century, and has a particularity: its tower is leaning! The clock on top of the tower is not symmetrical, so as not to give the impression that the tower is leaning.

Art lovers will be conquered by Delft which is full of many museums, in particular the famous Voor de kunst telephone booth which is the smallest museum in the world that hosts exhibitions. or the Prinsenhof Museum and the Vermeer circuit.

Delft is a real Dutch city, with its canals, its artistic culture, and the charm of the city, you will be conquered by the calm and the activities offered by the place.

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Any accommodation recommendations in Delft?

The city is both a tourist destination and a student center. As a result, you can find all types of accommodation to visit Delft, from hotels to Airbnb, guestrooms, etc.
That said, it is the number of accommodation that is limited during peak periods, it is sometimes better to stay in Rotterdam which is only 15 minutes away by train.

Parking lots are rarely free in Delft. To park, it is either in the streets at the entrance of the city, or in a car park. In the street, you have to pay through a parking meter. And they don't generally accept change, so plan accordingly. In any case, the easiest way to get around town is to take a bike.

Delft and Rotterdam are very close to each other, so during your stay, you must visit both cities. Taking the Dutch Railway train takes 14 minutes. The bus takes a little more time, around 30 minutes but it is the cheapest option with the car (15 minutes).

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