Plan your Trip with AI  🗺️ 🤖

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.

The Best Things to Do and Visit in Delft


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.

Learn more Book this experience

Binnenhof things to do in Delft Binnenhof things to do in Delft

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.

Learn more

The Hague things to do in Delft The Hague things to do in Delft

3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Rotterdam Cruises

   13 km away

Step aboard for a 1-hour cruise on the Meuse River, and you'll glide comfortably past all the highlights of Rotterdam, with beautiful views of the impressive skyline and the various ports. Sail past the famous SS Rotterdam, Kop van Zuid, Hotel New York, the Witte Huis, the Willemsbrug, the Euromast and more special places while your guide tells you all about them, and the history of this fascinating city. Find a spot inside the cozy salon or settle down on the sun deck. There's also a bar on board so you can treat yourself to a drink or snack.

Book this experience

Tours & Sightseeing | Rotterdam Cruises things to do in Delft

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.

Learn more

The Hague Center things to do in Delft

5 - Delftse Hout

Learn more

Delftse Hout things to do in Delft Delftse Hout things to do in Delft

6 - Nieuwe Kerk

Learn more

Nieuwe Kerk things to do in Delft

7 - 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.

Learn more

Rotterdam things to do in Delft Rotterdam things to do in Delft

8 - 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.

Learn more Book this experience

Markthal things to do in Delft

9 - Cube house

   13 km away
Learn more

Cube house things to do in Delft

10 - 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.

Learn more Book this experience

Erasmusbrug things to do in Delft Erasmusbrug things to do in Delft

11 - 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.

Learn more Book this experience

Wereldmuseum things to do in Delft

12 - 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.

Learn more

Staelduinse Bos things to do in Delft

13 - Délifrance

   14 km away
Learn more

Délifrance things to do in Delft

14 - Wijnhaven

   14 km away
Learn more

Wijnhaven things to do in Delft

15 - 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.

Learn more

Kop van Zuid things to do in Delft

16 - 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.

Learn more

Katendrecht things to do in Delft

Disover the best Instagram Spots around Delft here

   Book Tours and Activities in Delft

Discover the best tours and activities around Delft, Netherlands and book your travel experience today with our booking partners

Pictures and Stories of Delft from Influencers

10 pictures of Delft from Frank Busch, Anant Chandra, Shyam and other travelers

Plan your trip in Delft with AI 🤖 🗺 is a AI powered trip planner that you can use to generate a customized trip itinerary for any destination in Netherlands in just one click

Just write your activities preferences, budget and number of days travelling and our artificial intelligence will do the rest for you

👉 Use the AI Trip Planner

Why should you visit Delft ?

Travel to Delft if you like:

  🌲 Forest     🌉 Bridge     🏘️ Town     🏞️ Waterway     🛣️ Road trip  

Learn More about Delft

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.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Delft

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).

   Where to Stay in Delft

Discover the best hotels around Delft, Netherlands and book your stay today with our booking partner

   More Travel spots to explore around Delft

Click on the pictures to learn more about the places and to get directions

Discover more travel spots to explore around Delft

  🏘️ Town spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🏞️ Waterway spots     🌉 Bridge spots     Segmental bridge spots     🛣️ Road trip spots     🌲 Ecoregion spots     🌲 Forest spots  

  Travel map of Delft

Explore popular touristic places around Delft

   Book Flights to Delft, Netherlands

  • Share This Travel Guide

Book a Hotel in Delft