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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries


On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Delft.

Delft features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Home town of the famous blue-white porcelain
  • Charming small town

Time required: 180 minutes

Public transport:


Things you need to know:

  • Delft is a small town close to Rotterdam, some 60 km (37 mi) from Amsterdam to the southwest
  • The town is home of the Dutch blue-and-white porcelain; it is also the birthplace of the 17th century master, Jan Vermeer, and the burial place of the royal family
  • Neat tree lined canals, pretty bridges, old canal houses and colorful flower boxes make Delft a charming little town
  • Highlights include: (1) Old Church (Oude Kerk), (2) New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) and (3) the Royal Porcelain Factory
  • Vermeer is buried in Old Church, this vast 13th-century building; notable features are the 27 stained glass windows and the 14th-century leaning clock tower
  • New Church is a landmark Protestant church at the main square; the burial place for the royal family since Prince William of Orange was entombed here
  • The Royal Porcelain Factory offers guided tours; visitors learn about the production of porcelain and see how they are painted

What to do there:

  • From Delft's railway station walk to the center, to find the Tourist Information Office
  • Pick up a brochure with a map of Delft
  • Start your visit on the Market Square admiring the New church and its spire from different angles
  • Admire the impressive interior of Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). The entrance fee includes admission to the Oude Kerk
  • Continue your visit in the Oude Kerk (Old Church), just a few blocks away from New Church. It is notable for its 27 stained-glass windows and the leaning clock tower
  • After taking some time in this lovely small city, on the way back to the railway station you visit the porcelain factory: Koninklijke Porcelyne Fles, famous for the production of its beautiful blue and white porcelain. The most scenic route to the factory is along the Oude Delft canal

Delft features in these preplanned City Guides: