01-07-2020
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Tips for a fun day out to Delft

Do you feel like going out for a day? Delft is an incredibly charming city. There is something for all to enjoy. From visiting the museums to sitting on the terrace at the Beestenmarkt. Check out the tips for Delft below!

HOW TO GET FROM DUINRELL TO DELFT?

From Duinrell it is about a 30-minute drive to Delft. Within Delft, there are several parking garages. All parking garages are within walking distance of the city center. An overview of the parking garages in Delft can be found here.

Prefer not to go to Delft by car? Then public transport is a solution. The average travel time by public transport is about 1 hour. From Duinrell, take the bus to The Hague central station and then take the train in the direction of Delft. Plan your trip to Delft in advance via 9292.

Transport within Delft?

The center of Delft is generally not very large, but it is very cozy. Would you like to use public transport to get around? There are a number of tram lines running through Delft. What if you can't figure it out? Feel free to visit the tourist information office in Delft for more information about the city.

Adress: Kerkstraat 3, 2611 GX Delft

 

OLD AND NEW CHURCH

Delft has two beautiful large churches that have played an important role in the city's history. Both are clearly visible from a distance. Aren't you afraid of heights? Then climb the church tower of the New Church! At 109 meters, this is the second-highest church tower in the Netherlands. After the climb, you will see a fantastic view of Delft. In addition, the crypt of the Royal Family can be found in this beautiful church. It is possible to get a guided tour. A couple of steps away you will find the Old Church. This 75-meters high church tower is a little bit tilted, can you see it?

 

PRINSENHOF MUSEUM

The Prinsenhof Museum offers a glimpse into the history of Delft. Visit the famous spot where Willem van Oranje was shot and see the original bullet holes in the wall! Take a look at the beautiful Delftware collection or one of the beautiful paintings that can be found in the museum. Several guided tours can be followed, where you will be taken along all the history for an hour.

Practical information: the Prinsenhof museum is located near the Old Church. From the train station, it is about an 8-minute walk. Prefer public transport? Bus line 51 or tram lines 1 and 19 all stop at the Prinsenhof stop. Parking is available in the nearby Prinsenhof parking garage, which can be found on Kampveldweg 3, 2613 AE Delft.
Adress: Sint Agathaplein 1, 2611 HR Delft

 

 

SCIENCE CENTRE DELFT

Have you always wanted to know what's going on at the Delft University of Technology and what they do there? Then a visit to the Science Centre Delft is a good choice! Here you can see projects and research carried out by students at the Delft University of Technology. It's great fun for the kids to follow a walk-in workshop. Under the guidance of one of the TU-students, the children can find out for themselves how fun technology is and how everything works. 

Practical information: At Science Centre Delft you can park your car behind the building
Adress: Mijnbouwstraat 120, 2628 RX Delft

 

 

ROYAL DELFT MUSEUM

Wondering how Delftware is made? Then come and have a look at the Royal Delft museum. This museum is the last remaining Delftware pottery factory in Delft and dates back to 1653! Learn all about the famous Delftware in this factory. Also fun: follow a workshop and make your own Delftware creation. There are also lots of fun things to do for children, such as a photo treasure hunt and a special children's audio tour.

Practical information: There are free parking spaces for cars at Royal Delft. During peak season it is also possible to take the Delft City Shuttle. For more information, please visit the shuttle site.

 

 

CANAL CRUISE THROUGH DELFT

Would you like to see Delft from a different angle? From April onwards you can take a 45-minute cruise through the center of Delft. Onboard, the skipper tells beautiful stories about the city and its rich history

Practical information: Tickets and information are available on the website of Rondvaart Delft

 

 

TERRACES

Want to take a break after having done all the nice things in Delft? The city has a number of cozy places to have a bite to eat or a drink. For example, there are a lot of nice cafes and restaurants around the New Church! Or walk a bit further and take a seat at one of the nice cafes on the Beestenmarkt.

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