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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.
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
Many proverbs have been created about tolerance and politeness of local people. People here have always been very tolerant towards the opinions of others. Delft, just like any other city in … 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 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

Sauna Deco

From the series “Most extraordinary thermaes, baths and saunas in the world”
In the 1970s, the department store, which was known for its exquisite interior design, was renovated. After the renovation, most decor elements were abolished. These magnificent decor elements of the historical department store were brought into the sauna of Amsterdam. Today its visitors can go to the pool on a unique wooden staircase, over which several decades ago Parisians went shopping. Tourists who decide to visit the most famous and popular sauna in the Netherlands, should observe an important rule - wearing a bathing suit in sauna is strictly prohibited … Read further

Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum

From the series “Strange, weird and unusual museums amusing its visitors”
Some museum rooms are dedicated to breeding the exhibits - here the various hemp varieties cultivated by the museum staff grow. Since 2003, the large and constantly updated collection of exhibits has been located in the new building, not far from Dam Square. Today, the museum's guests can see more than 6,000 unique exhibits. Although the theme of the museum is quite contradictory and controversial, the numerous tourists have been receiving it for several years. It must be borne in mind that the children under 13 years of age can visit the museum of marijuana free of charge, but only accompanied by adults. … Read further

Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Museum

From the series “15 unofficial man-made wonders of the world”
In recent years, the museum's collection replenished with a variety of unusual sculptures. The layout of the Earth and a huge statue of Shiva are among the most impressive ones. Visit to the amazing museum in Amsterdam promises to be not only memorable, but also very informative event. Guests will learn about using fluorescence in contemporary art, industry and even marketing. They will understand how the thinnest ray of light is able to turn even an ordinary gray stone into a priceless piece of art. … 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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