October till December


Leiden ontzet, October 3rd 2018

The October 3rd party (Leiden ontzet) is a festival that is held in Leiden. Since 1886 annually on October 3, this day is the anniversary of the Siege of Leiden in 1573-74 celebrated and of course especially the subsequent liberation of the Spaniards.


The annual Delft Blue Days on 11 and 12 November

As is now tradition, Royal Delft opens her doors for the annual Delft Blue Days on 11 and 12 November. During the whole weekend you can do special painting workshops at a reduced price and the entrance is free. Discover everything about the tableware made for the Dutch royal family during the special guided tours (in Dutch!)


Lichtjesavond 12 December 2017

Come and enjoy all the lights in Delft. Every year Lichtjesavond has about 50,000 visitors. The opening will take place on the market square where they will light the Christmas tree. Singing choirs, big bands, fairy tales, theater, Christmas and warm winters food make this evening complete. 

2nd week December - 1st week January:  Ice skating on the ice rink at the Cattle Market in the heart of Delft.


General Market:
Every Thursday on the Markt with more than 150 stalls and every Saturday on the Brabantse Turfmarkt and the Burgwal (50 stalls).

Flower Market:
On Thursdays the flower market can be found at the Brabantse Turfmarkt in the inner city of Delft.

Antiques and Bric-a-Brac:
The popular Antiques, Bric-a-brac and book market is one of Delft’s best kept secrets. But it’s a secret we gladly share with you! If you are into antiques, bric-a-brac and books, make sure you visit Delft on any Thursday or Saturday from April 12th until 13th October, right in the historic centre of Delft.