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Delft

Country
Netherlands
State
South Holland
City
Delft
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By plane

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 45 min away by train. For Delft, you have to change at at Leiden Centraal or The Hague Hollands Spoor . If you prearrange a taxi to pick you up at Schiphol, expect to pay €60 to Delft.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport is only a few kilometres away but has poor public transport connections. RET city bus 33 runs frequently to Rotterdam Centraal Station and takes you there in about 20 min. From there it's a 20 min train ride.
When taking an airport taxi from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, expect to pay about €35 for the trip. Other, cheaper, options are prearranged taxis from Delft.

By train

Delft has two railway stations: Delft and Delft Zuid .Direct train connections run from:
Den Haag Central Station or Hollands Spoor
Schiphol Airport  Note that the train from Schiphol does not stop at Delft so you need to change at Leiden or Den Haag HS .

By bus

Buses from Den Haag and Rotterdam terminate at the Delft bus terminal, which is at the back Delft railway station because of building works at the front. Tram line 1 from Den Haag (HS) runs to Delft and has stops near the city center and railway station.

By car

Delft is easily reached by car. Coming from Amsterdam or Schiphol, it is at the end of the A4 motorway; coming from Rotterdam, Delft has three exits off the A13 motorway. The city centre is best reached via the IKEA exit. During the weekend this exit can be busy with IKEA shoppers. Then take the North exit.
 

Key places to visit
Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Kerk, Eastern Gate, Gemeenlandshuis, Science Centre Delft, Armamentarium (Army Museum)


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Places to Visit

Oude Kerk

The Oude Kerk (Old Church), nicknamed Oude Jan ("Old John"), is a Gothic Protestant church in the old city center of Delft, the Netherlands. Its most recognizable feature is a 75-meter-high brick tower that leans about two meters from the vertical

Nieuwe Kerk

Nieuwe Kerk is a landmark Protestant church in Delft, Netherlands. The building is located on Delft Market Square (Markt), opposite to the City Hall (Dutch: Stadhuis). In 1584, William the Silent was entombed here in a mausoleum designed by Hendrick and Pieter de Keyser. Since then members of the House of Orange-Nassau have been entombed in the royal crypt. The latest are Queen Juliana and her husband Prince Bernhard in 2004. The private royal family crypt is not open to the public. The church tower is the second highest in the Netherlands, after the Domtoren in Utrecht.

Eastern Gate

The Eastern Gate  in Delft, an example of Brick Gothic northern European architecture, was built around 1400. Around 1510 the towers were enhanced with an additional octagonal floor and high spires. This is the only city gate remaining in Delft; the others were demolished in the 19th century. It currently serves as an art gallery and private residence.

Gemeenlandshuis

A Gemeenlandshuis, or Waterschapshuis is a building that is or was formerly used as the headquarters of one of the Waterboards of the Netherlands. The Netherlands has 27 Waterboards or Waterschappen.

Science Centre Delft

This museum, run by Delft University, is housed in a beautiful building. It displays a wide range of historical engines, as well as the history of the calculator. Activities aimed at children are organized regularly. €2.30.

Armamentarium (Army Museum)

Delfts location made it a good place in Holland for a central weapons warehouse. In 1601 a large warehouse was built. It is a beautifully ornamented building. Nowadays it houses the army museum. €6.

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