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Discover Delft

Come and visit the charming city centre of Delft. Delft is a medieval city that received its city rights in 1246. Delft is known for a lot of things. Mainly because of its Delft Blue pottery, the murder of Prince William of Orange by Balthasar Gerards in 1584, the painter Johannes Vermeer, the royal tombs in the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Delft University of Technology, and much more.
At 15 minutes walking distance from the city centre, you will find yourself in the beautiful nature area of Delftse Hout, where you can go for a nice walk or a bike ride.
Delft is well located between the major cities The Hague and Rotterdam and with lovely weather you can also take a walk on the beach at Scheveningen, Kijkduin and Hoek van Holland.

So there is plenty to do in both Delft and the surrounding area.
On this page you will find nice day trips in Delft and surroundings that can be done from 1 June 2020. 

Canal Cruise Delft

Take a Canal Cruise through the ancient canals of Delft. You pass by every historical landmark and under the centuries-old arched bridges. During the cruise you will get all information about these sights.

Due to the coronavirus, the capacity of the boat has been adjusted to one third of the normal capacity. They also placed transparent plastic glass between the benches in the boat. It is recommended to book in advance.

More information: http://www.rondvaartdelft.nl/en/

 

Market

If you ask the real Delvenaren, wandering around the market is one of the nicest ways to do some shopping. But where and when is the market of Delft? We listed all the days and times for you.

Tuesday
Every Tuesday between 9 AM and 4 PM you will find the Delft market on the parking lot at the Papsouwselaan. There are about ten stalls.

Thursday
Every Thursday there are two markets in Delft. Between 9 AM and 5 PM there are about 160 stalls on the Market Square. On the Brabantse Turfmarkt there is a flower and plant market and there are 15 stalls.

Saturday
From 9 AM to 5 PM there are 66 market stalls at the Brabantse Turfmarkt and Burgwal. From 9 AM to 5 PM during the months April to October, there is also an antique market on the Hippolytus neighbourhood, the Voldersgracht and the Wijnhaven.

 

Museums

More and more museums are opening their doors. They, too, will neatly comply with all the regulations laid down by the government. All museums may not receive groups until 1 September 2020.

 

Royal Delft

Delft is famous for its Delft Blue pottery. At Royal Delft you will learn everything about the origins of Delft Blue pottery and how it is made. This pottery is still made by hand in the pottery factory called 'De Porceleyne Fles', where you can take a look, after visiting the museum.

Because of the regulations of the RIVM we use time slots of 6 persons per 10 minutes. Tickets must be ordered in advance, you can book online and by email at info@royaldelft.com. The reception of Vakantiepark Delftse Hout will also be happy to help you make a reservation at the Royal Delft.

In June there are adjusted opening hours:
Mo and Tue: 11:30 - 17:00
Wed to Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.royaldelft.com/en_gb/royal-delft-reopens-june-1st/item8198

 

Museum Prinsenhof Delft

The murder of William of Orange was one of the most important events in Dutch history and took place in Museum Prinsenhof Delft. On 10 July 1584 he was murdered by Balthasar Gerards. In the museum you can still see the bullet holes in the wall. You can also make discoveries about Delft Blue, Delft innovations and art.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More details: https://prinsenhof-delft.nl/en

 

Het Vermeer Centrum

Experience life, work and Delft, the city of the 17th-century master of light: Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675).

  • Take a look at all paintings (reproductions)
  • Discover the painter Johannes Vermeer.
  • Experience the working method of Johannes Vermeer and step into one of his paintings.
  • Find the love messages of Johannes Vermeer

Tip:  Every Sundays there is a free English-language guided tour at 10.30 AM.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.vermeerdelft.nl/en/

 

Paauw the Delft Blue factory

Paauw the Delft Blue factory is located along the canal "de Vliet" in a traditional Dutch building. The factory is opened daily for guided tours. An experienced guide will explain how Delft Blue pottery is made and tell about its history. Afterwards you can visit the showroom and shop with a large collection of Delftware pottery. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.thedelftbluefactory.com/

 

 

Day trip with the family

What could be better than a day out with the family? We don't know the answer either!

 

Duinrell

Amusement park Duinrell, located in Wassenaar, reopened its doors in May. You can visit the amusement park, but also the Tiki Pool is open. The Tiki Pool must be booked in advance and you have a maximum of 2 hours swimming time. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.duinrell.com/

 

Drievliet

In the month of June, amusement park Drievliet is open again in the weekends! From July you can also enjoy all the attractions during the week.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.drievliet.nl/

 

Madurodam

Madurodam is famous for its exact miniature replicas of famous Dutch buildings and constructions. Learn all about the Dutch history and have fun with the do-it-yourself things and attractions.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.madurodam.nl/en/tickets

 

Havenspeeltuin Plaswijckpark

Do you want to ensure your children are having a great day? Then take your children out for a fun day at Waterspeeltuin Plaswijckpark. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.plaswijckpark.nl/maatregelen-om-veilig-samen-uit-te-zijn/

 

Bird Park Avifauna

Avifauna is the first established bird park in the world. Take a look at bird species from all over the world and also see spectacular bird demonstrations. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: https://www.avifauna.nl/veilig-samen-uit/

 

Blijdorp Zoo

Blijdorp Zoo has been up and running again since 20 May. How nice is it that we can look at all these intriguing animals again?! Tickets must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: You can only pay by card.
More information: https://www.diergaardeblijdorp.nl/en/

 

Archeon

The Archeon is a beautiful park especially for children who are fascinated by antiquity. They take you through the history of the Netherlands from prehistoric times around 8800 B.C., Roman times and the Middle Ages until 1350 A.D. All 45 farms, houses and huts are inhabited by Archeon interpreters who take you into the daily life of those days. Tickets must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: You can only pay by card.
More information: https://www.archeon.nl/nl/archeon-is-weer-open.html

 

New Church Delft

Climb the church tower.
The tower of the New Church offers an ideal view overlooking Delft and the surrounding area. With good weather you can see all the way to Rotterdam and The Hague.
The climb includes 376 steps, up to a height of 85 meters and is therefore only suitable for people with a good physical condition. There is no lift available. The tower itself is 108.75 meters high. For more information, please contact the New Church or send an e-mail to info@oudekerk-delft.nl.

PLEASE NOTE: Preferred to pay by card.
More information: http://oudeennieuwekerkdelft.nl/en

 

Science Centre Delft

Science, Design & Engineering. These are the three main themes of the Science Centre Delft. A unique collection for all the research carried out at Delft University of Technology. As a visitor, you will have the opportunity to experience the research setups of TU Delft researchers and students for yourself.
Dare to immerse yourself in the world of Science and Technology. Discover that technology is not difficult at all. It's just a matter of daring and doing it!

More information: https://www.tudelft.nl/sciencecentre/ontdek-science-centre-delft/

 

BuytenDelft

This unique location is a special experience for young and old, where continuous activities are organised at the intersection of education, entertainment and experiences. Around nature, animals and water.

More information: https://buytendelft.nl/

 

Discover nature

Hiking

Vakantiepark Delftse Hout is located directly next to the Delftse Hout. Here you can make a beautiful and long walk. You can also walk to the centre of Delft and wander around the historic town.

Cycling

Vakantiepark Delftse Hout is well situated between junctions. You can follow very nice routes in the park of Delftse Hout, Delft, the countryside towards Schiedam and Rotterdam and through the Westland. Ask for more information about the cycling routes at the reception desk.

Roller Skating

Of course you can also go roller skating in the area. You can follow a number of junctions of the cycling routes or just admire nature through Delftse Hout.

Fishing

In Delftse Hout you can also go fishing. However, you will need a fishing pass for this. At the reception you can buy a day permit for €10,-. If you already have a fishing pass, you can use this website to find out where you are allowed to go fishing: https://www.visplanner.nl/.