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What to do in Delft

Delft is famous for its urban atmosphere, the beauty of the canals, the bustling cafes and bars. But also the rich cultural scene and the nice population

The city offers something for everyone. Whether you are visiting the city for museums, concerts, galleries, restaurants offering a tasty kitchen or just shopping, Delft offers it all. Best Western Museumhotels Delft is ideally located in the center of Delft, next to the Prinsenhof museum. The many exceptional sights that Delft is rich are within walking distance of the hotel.

Delft is famous for its Delft Blue, Johannes Vermeer and its special band with the Dutch Royal family. Delft is the city of history, shopping, cozy terraces and Burgundian food and drinks. Delft is also known as a knowledge city with companies such as TNO, Unesco IHE, Deltares and the Technical University.

Royal Family

Delft and the Oranges have been connected for centuries. In the city you can learn about the history that Delft and the Royal family have built. There are numerous locations in Delft that are silent witneses or the scene of events with the House of Orange. Please check here for more information

Johannes Vermeer

Delft offers a discovery trip through the life, work and city of the 17th century master of light: Johannes Vermeer. (1632-1675)

 

The Vermeer centre shows you 17th century Delft. Wander through the famous ‘View of Delft’ and meet Vermeer’s environment and discover the fertile breeding ground for his talent: the thriving scientific and artistic climate in Delft, his clients, his family and his rich mother-in-law.In Vermeer’s world there are copies of all his paintings in their original size. Vermeer created an entire own world in his 37 works. Please check here for more information.

Delft blue

Delft is famous for its Delft blue porcelain.

 

 

Delft Blue is the world-famous pottery that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 17th century. Between 1600 and 1800, it was popular among rich families who would show off their Delft Blue collections to one another. Although the Delftware potters preferred to call their pottery “porcelain”, it was only a cheaper version of the real Chinese porcelain. Delft Blue was not made from the typical porcelain clay, but from clay that was coated with a tin glaze after it was fired. In spite of this, Delft Blue achieved unrivalled popularity, and at its peak, there were 33 factories in Delft. Of all of these factories, the only one remaining today is Royal Delft. Please check here for more information.

Science in Delft

Delft is a city of technology, creativity and innovation.

A lot of important technical companies are located in Delft, for example TU Delft, Deltares, TNO, Unesco IHE and DSM. Delft is also very important for many start up companies with their main goal technology, creativity and innovation. A beautiful example is YesDelft.

Station Area

Work in Progress!

Please note that from October 2017 till summer 2018 the Phoenixstraat and Spoorsingel are closed for traffic. The Phoenixgarage is accessible. The hotel can easily be reached from the train station. If you walk out of the station and go straight ahead into the Barbarasteeg( direction citycenter) you go left at the canal and keep walking for about 10 minutes you will find our hotel on the left next to the Old Church

Delft Railroad Station realizes two rail tunnels and one (underground) station.

In spring 2015, the new rail tunnel, bus station and subterranean station were taken into use. The old railway viaduct has now been demolished and the vacated space and the surrounding area are being redecorated. The first part of the city office with the station hall and the underground station has been taken into service. At the same time, a (underground) parking garage and bicycle parking facilities are created and space for the construction of a new district (Nieuw Delft) with canals and greenery. For panoramic views, current activities and more information about Spoorzone Delft, please visit the Spoorzone website.

Events around Delft

Delft is the perfect place to stay if you want to visit an event in Rotterdam or the Hague.


 

Do you join the Rotterdam Marathon or visit North sea Jazz festival? By car and public transport it takes you 20 minutes to get to Rotterdam.

If you are visiting Parkpop in The Hague or the fireworks festival in Scheveningen. The tram stops in front of the hotel and takes you to your destination.

Events in Delft

Delft is famous for the events organized throughout the year.

 

Well known events are: the Flower fesitval, Delft Chamber Music Festival, Taptoe Delft and the christmas events. these events and many others are organized through the year and provides a very pleasant atmosphere in Delft. If you want to make sure that you won't miss your favorite event, have a look at the event calander.

Restaurants and cafes

More than 150 restaurants


 

Restaurants from all over the world are represented in Delft. In total Delft offers more than 150 restaurants where you van enjoy a lovely meal. Do you enjoy a typical Dutch diner or do you prefer the French cuisine? 

Delft is famous for its cafes and bars. In the summer you can enjoy a drink on one of Delft's many terraces.