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Top Choice Church in Delft

Nieuwe Kerk

Construction on Delft's Nieuwe Kerk began in 1381; it 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 Rotterdam …
Top Choice Church in Delft

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…
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 old-masters enthusiasts. Along with viewing life-sized images of Vermeer’s oeuvre, you can tour a replica of…
Top Choice Seafood in Delft

Brasserie 't Crabbetje

Seafood is given the gourmet treatment at this cool, sophisticated restaurant, from scallops with leek and lobster reduction to skate wing with hazelnut crumb and beurre noisette (warm butter sauce), salmon carpacci…
Cafe in Delft


The most coveted seats at this delightful cafe are on the terrace, aboard a barge moored out front. Tuck into award-winning bread rolls, with fillings such as aged artisan Gouda with apple sauce, mustard, fresh figs…
Live Music in Delft

Bebop Jazzcafé

Live jazz plays every Sunday at this dark, intimate venue, which also has jam sessions on Tuesdays, and a great selection of beers.
Brown Cafe in Delft

Locus Publicus

Cosy little Locus Publicus is filled with cheery locals quaffing their way through the 175-strong beer list. There's great people-watching from the front terrace.
Porcelain Studio in Delft

De Candelaer

The most central and modest Delftware outfit is de Candelaer, just off the Markt. It has five artists, a few of whom work most days. When it's quiet they'll give you a detailed tour of the manufacturing process.
Porcelain Factory in Delft

De Delftse Pauw

De Delftse Pauw employs 35 painters who work mainly from home. It has daily tours, but you won't see the painters on weekends. Take tram 1 to Vrijenbanselaan.
Museum in Delft

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…