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

a large square in Delft 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.
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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
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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.
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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 museums
Art galleries in Delft and around
♥   Art museum 'Mauritshuis' The Hague, 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Bredius' The Hague, 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gemeentemuseum' The Hague, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen' Rotterdam, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum '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

Madurodam

From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
Madurodam received its name in honour of the famous student from Curacao George Maduro, who sacrificed his life in fight against the Nazi occupying forces. The initiators of the construction of the park were parents of the deceased student. For many years after the opening, all the proceeds of Madurodam were transferred to charitable purposes. The park of miniatures actively cooperates with various youth and charitable organizations nowadays. For tourists, Madurodam is a great opportunity to see the iconic sights of Holland in one place. The beautiful Royal Palace, the Mauritshuis Museum, the modern Schiphol Airport and the Rijksmuseum are just a few of the realistic mock-ups available for study. … Read further

Erasmusbrug

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
The construction of the bridge cost more than 163 million euros. Queen Beatrix took part in the ceremonial opening ceremonies. Since the opening, the bridge has 'an active social and cultural life'. The director and main actor Jackie Chan has the bridge as the shooting location of the series 'Who am I?' Filmes in 1998 was chosen. In 2005 the concert of the world famous DJ Tiesto took place on the background of the beautiful bridge. The Erasmus Bridge is one of the landmarks of modern Rotterdam, connecting the city center with one of the newest and most active districts - Kop van Zuid. … Read further

Lisse Tulip Fields

From the series “Top 13 most colorful and picturesque places on the planet”
In total, more than three billion flowers are planted annually on plantations. Almost all flowers grown on plantations are exported to the other countries. Tourists traveling to Lisse can visit the beautiful plantations as part of a bus excursion. The followers of the more original entertainments, prefer to enjoy the colorful landscape during the helicopter excursion. From the height you can appreciate the size of the plantations and their harmonious shape. … 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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