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Delft at a Glance

Charming. pedestrian friendly Delft is a popular day-trip spot among tourists visiting Rotterdam, The Hague and beyond. Languid canals, a strong historic center and interesting museums draw visitors to Delft. 

Delft was the home and burial place of the Dutch Master Vermeer. Look at his paintings on display in museums throughout the city, visit his grave in the New Church, and explore his life at the Vermeer Centrum Museum. After a look around the city, you'll understand how its beautiful canals and graceful buildings inspired some of the painters' most celebrated canvasses. 

History and art buffs rejoice in Delft, but there's plenty of other things to do including shopping. Delft is famous for its hand painted blue and white china. Even in the days of automation, Delft's craftspeople still produce the dishes by hand and these important local pieces are sold in the city. For less of an investment, hit up mainstream shops, or try on clothing at a trendy boutique. 

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Rotterdam The Hague Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter The Netherlands if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Delft Central Train Station
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Weather is generally mild in Delft. After heavy rains, flooding may be a problem.

      Safety Concerns Guard your personal belongings against pickpockets and thieves. Keep bikes locked up and use your hotel safe for valuables such as your passport. Avoid dark, deserted areas at night and pass quickly through bus and train stations to avoid a hassle. 

      Health Concerns The Netherlands are a safe country with clean drinking water and good public health. Practice good hygiene while in Delft to avoid getting sick.