Delft The Essential
Recommended
Delft enjoys a worldwide reputation for its pottery ("Delft blue"). Moreover its old shady canals, monuments and museums make it a Dutch city which has kept its character, a refined place which encourages daydreaming. The lawyer Hugo de Groot , the painter Johannes Vermeer and the naturalist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek were all born there. The latter (17-18C) made a multitude of natural discoveries thanks to the microscopes that he made.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Delft
Nieuwe Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
This Gothic church (1381) houses the
15 minutes
Prinsenhof (Cour du Prince)
Prinsenhof (Cour du Prince)
Initially a women's convent, these late
30 minutes
Oude Delft
Oude Delft
Here, this canal, shaded by lime trees,
30 minutes
Oostpoort (Porte de the Est)
Oostpoort (Porte de the Est)
Formerly the St. Catherine's Gate, from
60 minutes
Legermuseum (museum de the Armée)
Legermuseum (museum de the Armée)
The two former arsenals, formerly owned
90 minutes
Cultuurtuin voor technische gewassen
Cultuurtuin voor technische gewassen
Since 1917 all kinds of plants have been
30 minutes