Delft

Sights:

  • Upon exiting the train station, walk left following the signs for the Oude Kerk (Old Church)
  • Walk though Sint Agathaplein, which was the former St. Agatha Convent. The Waloon (French) Church dates fromt he 15th century. In this square you will also find the Prinsenhof Municipal Museum [St. Agathaplein 1], whihc houses a collection of still life paintings from the 17th century, qand the Nusuntara Museum [St. Agathaplein 4], a collection of arts and crafts from Indonesia.
  • The Oude Kerk, whose leaning tower can be spotted almost anywhere in Delft dates from the 13th century.
    Proceed to the Markt (Market Square) with its Nieuwe Kerk (new Church) dating from the 14th century and its 17th century Stadhuis.
  • If you are really interested in Delft tiles or pottery, go to the Lambert Van Meerten Museum [Oude Delft 199], where you can see a collection of the stuff housed in a 19th century mansion.
    Dining:
  • De Waag [Markt 11]: This impressive cafe is housed in the town's 17th century weigh-house and serves decent food and drinks at reasonable prices.
  • Stad Katty Huis [Oude Delft 133] serves a variety of excellent stuffed crepes and sandwiches.
    Shopping for Delftware
  • You can purchase new or antique Delft items in the numerous stores around the Markt. Be forewarned, however, that the less expensive stuff is mass-produced, knock-off Delft.

Getting There
From Amsterdam [40 minutes] or Brussels [2 hours], Change in Rotterdam for frequent trains to Delft