Delft (map) is a beautiful, unspoiled town with traditional architecture, canals and bikes. It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest. Together with them, it is part of both Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area.
It’s also home to the world famous blue and white ceramics. And if the bustling crowds of Amsterdam are not really your thing, Delft is a lovely alternative, offering an equally interesting insight into the cultural wealth of old “Holland”, on a far more intimate scale.
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Walking – the centre is small enough to walk across in ten minutes. Most streets in the city centre are pedestrianized. Suggested streets: Oude Delft (map), Boterbrug (map), Wijnhaven (map), Hippolytusbuurt (map), Choorstraat (map), Vrouwjuttenland (map), Rietveld (map), Kerkstraat (map), Markt ending at the Beestenmarkt (map) for a refreshment.
Delfts Blauw (Delft Blue) is a traditional Delft pottery. In the 18th century the city was famous for its porcelain. Around 1750, 32 earthenware factories were located in Delft. Avoid anything that says “Holland” on it, or depicts windmills. Check out the antique stores if you want something really traditional. >> Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft factory, map) is the only porcelain factory still operating in the town. It is possible to visit the factory or to participate in a workshop. + Aardewerkfabriek De Candelaer (map)
On Thursday (at the Grote Markt and brabantse Turfmarkt) and Saturday (at the Brabantse Turfmarkt only) a market is held in Delft centre. Fresh produce, fish and flowers and non-food at bargain prices.