World Harbour Days | Cancelled

4, 5 and 6 September 2020

Rotterdam organizes the yearly World Harbour Days again. With ship excursions, adventure tours, spectacular demonstrations, music and fireworks on Saturday the World Harbour Days are an experience for everyone who loves ships, ports and maritime adventures. In short: also the big city - just a fifteen minutes drive from Delft - is the place to be this autumn! 

National Monuments Days

12 and 13 September 2020

This means that a lot of the country's monumental properties, that are normally not open for the public, open their doors for two days. 
The centre of Delft has a lot of monuments that are absolutely worth a visit on these days. For example: the town hall on the market square that normally is not open for public. Or the old prison that is underneath! All the regular monuments, who are normally open for everyone (like the New Church) are also open today! Free of charge! 
You can find more information about the Open Monumentendag at the reception desk!

Prinsjesdag (Prince's Day)

15 September 2020

On Prince's Day, King Willem-Alexander expresses the Throne speech,  setting out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session. This day is always on the third Tuesday in September. 

National Taptoe Rotterdam

25, 26 and 27 September 2020

The National Taptoe is primarily intended to show the Dutch military orchestras and the components of the Dutch Armed Forces (Royal Netherlands Navy, Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Royal Netherlands Marechaussee) to a wider audience in a joint presentation (see also history) ). In addition, the Netherlands Police Orchestra participates every year in the program as a representative of the National Police. It is not only about musical presentation in all its versatility. Often the music also serves as a frame for portraying a historical scene or for reflecting on the modern (peace) tasks to which Defense and Police are called today.  Buy your tickets online 

Closing of the Maeslandkering

Specific dates still unknown

The Netherlands is located in a low-lying delta, where large rivers such as the Rhine and IJssel run into the sea. The history of the Netherlands has been determined by the struggle against water. The Flood Disaster in 1953 was a rude awakening for the country. The fatal combination of a north-westerly storm and spring tide resulted in the inundation of large parts of the provinces of Zeeland and South Holland. Over 1800 people died and the flood caused enormous damage to houses and property. Only one conclusion could be drawn: the country was not safe. Measures to prevent a repetition of the disaster were put forward in the form of the Delta Plan. The dykes in Zeeland and South Holland had to be raised to delta level: they had to be capable of withstanding storm surges as much as one and a half metres higher than those during the notorious storm in 1953.

Every year they close the Maeslandkering just before the storm season to test everything is still working.

The closure of the Maeslantkering is a splendid witnessing games, thus testify thousands of people who paid a visit to previous year to the Maeslantkering and the Keringhuis, public centre.


Taptoe Delft

10 and 11 September 2021
Since 1996, Taptoe Delft has been back as a very successful citizen taptoe and now belongs to one of the best taptoes in the Netherlands. Various facets contribute to this, such as the national and international participants of top level, the decor of the historical Delft market, special lighting and image effects, the sound and every edition a show spectacle with its own theme. read more

Daily City Walk through Delft

Walk with a guide along the canals of Delft and listen to the century old story behind the buildings and their residents, from Johannes Vermeer till the grave of the Dutch Royal Family. Be enchanted by the charm of Delft. For the City walk you can sign in at the reception. (price 2 euros)


General Market: Every Thursday on the Market square 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 ofDelft.

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

Cheese market in Alkmaar

The cheese market Alkmaar 2020 will take place from June 1st until September 27th, every Friday from 10 am until 13.00 pm on the Waagplein. read more