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Culture of Delft. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Delft Paysage The city is rich in numerous historical buildings, beautiful churches and cathedrals. Each monument is a witness of important historical events. Sights here keep many interesting legends that will be revealed to curious travellers. Town Hall is the oldest building in the city. This is a true example of architecture of the Renaissance style. Its construction started in 1618 and lasted for about two years. Town Hall was built on the site of an old prison that had been constructed in the beginning of the 15th century. In 1536 the building was almost completely destroyed by fire. Only a tower has survived till our days.
National cuisine is quite simple, so many even call it "village". Herring is one of the most favorite dishes of the local people. These are slices of herring with fresh onion and mild-cured … Open
Among the cultural institutions of the city we should definitely mention State Museum of Weapons, which exhibits a priceless collection of ancient weapons. Travelers, who have arrived in Delft, have a unique opportunity to see valuable artifacts. Pretty soon the museum will be transferred to Susterberg. You may also enjoy visiting the old factory, which has preserved in the city. Several centuries ago the factory produced excellent porcelain. Items purchased at a local store will become excellent souvenirs.
The tomb of Karl-Wilhelm Naundorff is very unusual attraction. This impostor was calling himself Louis XVII, the great French king. The tomb of the impostor is located in the old cemetery next to the royal yeast factory. Market Square is also the location of several interesting sights. Here is located the building of New Church (De Nieuwe Kerk), which was built in the 15th century. On the territory of the church are buried several prominent figures of the city. The old prison tower is located nearby. The building was erected in the 13th century and was made in the Gothic style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Travelers will surely find great pleasure in making a walking tour around the city. On its territory they will find beautiful parks and alleys. Daytime is full of festivals and celebrations … Open
Don’t forget to visit Het Prinsenhof – this is the modern name of St. Agatha Monastery. The first monastery building was constructed yet in the 15th century. Pretty soon several auxiliary buildings appeared near it. Many interesting stories are connected with the monastery. After the restoration the monastery was turned into National Museum. Today visitors can see here rich collections of silverware and china, as well as paintings of contemporary artists. Besides numerous historical sights, the city is home to numerous beautiful theaters and concert halls. Guests will find here widest range of entertainments for every taste.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Delft and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Delft and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Delft
♥   Palace 'Kneuterdijk Palace' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Noordeinde Palace' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Lange Voorhout Palace' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Huis ten Bosch Palace' , 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Peace Palace' , 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 54.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art galleries
Art galleries in Delft
♥   Gallery 'Mauritshuis' The Hague, 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Museum Bredius' The Hague, 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Gemeentemuseum' The Hague, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen' Rotterdam, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Gallery 'Kunsthal' Rotterdam, 12.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Delft
♥   Kathedrale Basiliek van Sint-Bavo Haarlem, 45.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Grote of Sint-Bavokerk Haarlem, 46.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Josephkerk Haarlem, 46.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H.H. Agatha en Barbara Oudenbosch, 47 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de Sint-Jan-de-Doper Oosterhout, 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Nicolaas Ijsselstein, 55.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Delft and near

Moses Bridge

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
With due regard for the specific peculiarity of the bridge, the building material was specially selected for this purpose. Accoya wood was preferred, the duration of use of the bridge in the water should be at least 50 years. The unusual bridge built in 2011 was awarded several prestigious architectural prizes and became very popular among tourists. The general area of ​​the bridge is relatively small and forms about 50 square meters. The bridge construction cost about 250,000 euros. … Read further

Keukenhof Flower Park

From the series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Currently, the park area occupies ​​32 hectares. Each year, about 7 million flowers are planted on its territory. In addition, the park features more than 90 species of trees, as well as artificial lakes, ponds, canals, and streams. Keukenhof is made for walking, so the length of all its footpaths is around 15 km. Romantic natures will be able to travel around the lakes and canals by boat. Fans of art will love the park too, as it has a rich collection of sculptures of different eras. The youngest guests are sure to enjoy an entertainment complex, as well as a farm with animals. … Read further

Efteling Park

From the series “The most fantastic amusement parks in the world”
The park was opened in 1952. Its founder is the well-known decorator Anton Pieck. It was his idea to turn the traditional amusement park into a strange fairy-tale land that would definitely please the followers of the work of Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen. The masterfully cultivated flower beds, the alleyways surrounded by the slender trees, the tiny ponds with lilies - the rest in the park is a must for the dreamers and artists. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Delft

Culture guide to Delft. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Delft: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Delft. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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