Delft, Netherlands

Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland (Zuid-Holland), the Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town centre (with canals), for the painter Vermeer and Delft Blue pottery (Delftware).

The city center retains a large number of monumental buildings, whereas in many streets there are canals of which the borders are connected by typical bridges altogether making this city a notable tourist destination. Historical buildings include Oude Kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), The Prinsenhof (Princes' Court), now a museum, City Hall on the Markt and The Oostpoort (Eastern gate).

Things to See & Do

* Historical buildings
* Climb Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) tower
* Museums & markets
* Take a canal taxi boat ride
* Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft factory)

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 23.21 km²
Population – 98,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31

Transport Links – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 45 min away by train. For Delft, you have to change at at Leiden Centraal or The Hague Hollands Spoor (which is called Den Haag HS). If you prearrange a taxi to pick you up at Schiphol, expect to pay €60 to Delft. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is only a few kilometres away but has poor public transport connections.

Delft has two railway stations: Delft (near the city center and best for the universtity) and Delft Zuid (Delft's southern residential area). (Direct) train connections run from Den Haag Central Station or Hollands Spoor(10 min), Schiphol Airport (45 min), Amsterdam (1 h) and Rotterdam (15 m).

Buses from Den Haag and Rotterdam terminate at the Delft bus terminal, which is at the back Delft railway station because of building works at the front. Tram line 1 from Den Haag (HS) runs to Delft and has stops near the city center and railway station

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