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8 unique places to stay in Delft

The Dutch city of Delft is known around the world for Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery and its historic connections to the Dutch royal family. Step back in time to the Dutch Golden Age as you explore its canals, churches, museums and markets, or venture beyond the city limits to discover some of the Netherlands’ most picturesque countryside. From the birthplace of Vermeer to rustic cabins, here are our favorite hotels, apartments and B&Bs to book when staying in and around the city.

  • Enjoy a unique stay in Delft and explore the history of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.
  • Escape into nature in Zuid-Holland and stay in former pumphouses, woodside cabins or even an authentic American trailer.
  • Step back in time to the Dutch Golden Age in Delft.
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Buitengoed De Uylenburg

Nestled next to a scenic forest, woods and farms, and just 2km from the historic city of Delft, Buitengoed De Uylenburg is a paradise for nature lovers. As well as 13 luxury rooms and a house that can accommodate large groups, guests can also bed down in an authentic American ‘Airstream’ trailer which looks out onto horse-filled meadows. A truly special stay awaits.

B&B De Droomhut

The name says it all: Droomhut, or ‘dream cabin’ in English. And a stay here really is what fantasies are made of. Situated just a 10-minute bike ride from Delft and walking distance from the scenic village of Den Hoorn, this rustic lodge has been lovingly decorated with furniture from the neighboring furniture company, Drift Wood Deco. Whether you’re heading to the beach, exploring Delft or boating along picturesque Dutch waterways, you’ll never be short of things to do when you stay at this unique B&B.

Hotel de Plataan

An environmentally conscious hotel which offers a number of exotic, eye-catching rooms all designed around a chosen tree or plant, there really is nowhere quite like Hotel de Plataan. Whether you’re reclining in your jacuzzi in the Garden of Eden or discovering Africa in the Baobab room, you’ll be relaxing in the lap of luxury. What’s best is that the hotel is based in the center of Delft, making exploring the city easy.

B&B Rechthuis van Zouteveen

For a change of pace, escape to B&B Rechthuis van Zouteveen. This 17th-century farmhouse and former inn’s modern rooms offer guests all mod cons, and the B&B’s canal-side location means peace and quiet is guaranteed. As well as standard rooms for couples, larger groups and families can stay in the B&B’s beautifully converted pumphouse, which generates its own solar energy and offers views over the water (which you can admire through its decorative stained-glass windows).

Herberg de Vliegende Vos

The birthplace of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer, who was born in the building in 1632. Now restored to its former glory, this exclusive three-bedroom hotel is located on one of the most beautiful canals in the historic center of Delft. With art-filled walls, menus stuffed with local produce, and a host of special events, step back in time to the Dutch Golden Age and experience an unforgettable stay at Herberg de Vliegende Vos.

Hotel Leeuwenbrug

Situated along one of Delft’s most attractive canals, Hotel Leeuwenbrug is a brilliant base from which to explore the city’s best sights. Start your day with one of the hotel’s extensive breakfasts (think fresh croissants and delicious pancakes) and end it with something sparkling from the hotel bar. The hotel also boasts two fully furnished apartments that can be rented for longer stays.

Hotel Johannes Vermeer

Hotel Johannes Vermeer in Delft’s city center is named after its most famous resident. Situated in a former cigar factory, the hotel’s rooms, suites and apartment all have their own private bathroom, and its charming brasserie serves up hearty breakfasts, refreshments and an extensive lunch menu.

A wooden igloo at Holiday Park Delftse Hout

To guarantee a truly unforgettable stay near Delft, book one of Holiday Park Delftse Hout’s spectacular wooden igloos. Yes, an igloo made of wood. Handsomely constructed, with two bedrooms, living room, toilet and garden, there’s nothing like this distinctive dwelling. Guests can also use the park’s facilities, which include an expansive swimming pool, brasserie, shop and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.

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