Delft enjoys a worldwide reputation due to its connection with Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. Relive its glorious past as you wander along canals, churches, mansions and courtyards. This university town also offers canal tours, museums, markets and many pubs.                             

A day in Delft

Going out in Delft

Holland Pass

Receive free entrance and discounts to a wide range of museums, attractions, restaurants and shops in the Netherlands.

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Delft Blue

Delft Blue is the world-famous earthenware that has been produced in the city of Delft since the 16th century.

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City of Orange

Delft is the City of Orange in Holland. The relationship between Delft and the Royal Family goes back centuries.

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The Dutch Royal Family

Holland is a fairly young monarchy. The Kingdom of the Netherlands was established in 1815, and King William I was its first ruler.

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Delft Details

Find out how the world famous Delft Blue earthenware is produced at Royal Delft, the factory that has been producing the hand-painted, blue motives since the sixteenth century, and at Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, this family owned factory exclusively produces entirely hand-painted Delftware.

The Vermeer Center presents the life and works of painter Johannes Vermeer, master of light and creator of ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’. While the Old and New Church and ‘Prinsenhof’ explain the strong connection between Delft and the Dutch Royal House.

Did you know

The world-famous earthenware has been produced in the city of Delft since 1602.

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