Top Choice Museum in Delft

Vermeer Centrum Delft

As the place where Vermeer was born, lived and worked, Delft is ‘Vermeer Central’ to many art-history and Dutch Masters enthusiasts. Along with viewing life-size images of Vermeer’s oeuvre, you can tour a replica of…
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Nieuwe Kerk

Construction of Delft's Nieuwe Kerk began in 1381; the church was finally completed in 1655. Amazing views extend from the 108.75m-high tower: after climbing its 376 narrow, spiralling steps you can see as far as Ro…
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Oude Kerk

The Gothic Oude Kerk, founded in 1246, is a surreal sight: its 75m-high tower leans nearly 2m from the vertical due to subsidence caused by its canal location, hence its nickname Scheve Jan ('Leaning Jan'). One of t…
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Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

This off-the-radar museum is the former studio and home of 19th-century Dutch artist Paul Tetar van Elven, who lived and worked here from 1864 until 1894, and bequeathed it to the town. The museum features his works…
Factory in Delft

Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles

Pottery fans will love Royal Delft, 1km southeast of the centre. Factory-tour tickets include an audio tour that leads you through a painting demonstration, the company museum and the factory production process. You…
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Municipal Museum het Prinsenhof

Opposite the Oude Kerk, the former convent where William of Orange (William the Silent) was assassinated in 1584 (the bullet hole in the wall is preserved) is now a museum displaying various objects telling the stor…
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De Delftse Pauw

De Delftse Pauw employs 35 painters who work mainly from home. It has daily free tours, but you won't see the painters at weekends. There are also weekday workshops (€35). Take tram 1 or 19 to Vrijenbanselaan.
Square in Delft


The pedestrianised city square is worth a stroll for its pleasant collection of galleries, antiques stores, clothing boutiques and quirky speciality shops.
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De Candelaer

The most central and modest Delftware outfit is de Candelaer, just off the Markt. Owned by a fourth-generation potter, it offers 20-minute guided tours.
Historic Building in Delft


Behind the Town Hall, the Waag is a 1536 weigh house. Its giant green doors were installed in 1644.