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Sightseeing in Delft - Cultural Sights 'Must Visit' & 'Must See'

Architecture, Museums, Cathedrals & Monuments


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.
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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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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Delft, Netherlands. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Delft: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Delft.