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Delft 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 the country, is home to numerous defenders of animal rights. Tourists, who walk around the city in luxurious fur coats or jackets made of leather, can cause a lot of negative emotions and feelings from the side of the local people. Despite the fact that locals love to relax and have fun, guests will not be able to dance in local restaurants – this is simply not accepted. There are many other attractive destinations for dance lovers. While resting in a restaurant, the locals pay the bills separately, even if this is a meeting of old friends.
The centre of Delft is the location of more than 600 historical places of interest. Most of them were created in the 16th and 17th centuries, and some of them appeared even earlier. The city … Open
You will often see quite a poor selection of dishes and very small amount of alcohol on the table during celebrations. Sumptuous feasts and plenty of snacks on table are simply not accepted here. Townspeople are quite sociable and responsive. They look at travelers not like at tourists, but their own guests. If you have troubles, you can always ask locals for help. They will help you to get to the sights of the city and will gladly answer all your questions.
Saturday is considered a market day. Tourists and local people go to market to buy fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and cheese. The market attracts farmers and fishermen from all surrounding neighborhoods, so the choice of products is simply amazing. In addition to excellent Dutch cheese herring is considered a popular product. Local people are ready to eat it every day. Travellers also fall in love with amazingly delicious pickled herring. You can buy it not only on a market day. During you walk in the city you will surely pass small grocery stores by. At a glance they look a bit like little stalls that usually sell fast food, but in fact these shops sell delicious herring. Copyright
There are many beautiful and interesting places in Delft, which will be liked by travelers with kids. Fans of outdoor activities traditionally enjoy visiting Beestenmarkt Square. The square … Open
The ancient city of Delft does not differ in bigger size, but it hasn't prevented it to become the venue of various music festival music at once. And what is significant that a part of them are utterly free. The Blues Festival Delft opens the "musical" year and is taking place in the middle of February. Here you will definitely enjoy the charming sounds of blues music within the action in various cafes and bars of the metropolis. The relay is accepted by the Festival Aangeschoten Wild which takes place in March. This festival gathers together all the young talents from all over the country and Europe, who is performing in different musical genres. You can enjoy their bright performances on the platform of the creative center Lijm & Cultuur in the south of Delft. If you consider yourself a great music lover, then you must visit the next festival. IO Festival takes place at the beginning of May in the territory of the Technological University (Technische Universiteit Delft). Here you will enjoy not only great music but can also meet fifteen performers and about 1500 listeners.
Delft The summer season is rich for holidays and events. From the end of July prior to August is time for the chamber classical music. During the Delft Chamber Music Festival, you and your fellows will be charmed with magical melodies for next 10 days. The majority of concerts here passes in one of museum halls, for example, at the Museum Prinsenhof. What do you think about jazz? If you are in love with this genre, then go and enjoy the Street Jazzfestival Delft. It will be organized in the middle of August, from Friday till Sunday. The music of the modern jazz sounds in a historical part of the city: on the Market Square, in Café de Oude Jan, on the terraces of small restaurants on Doelenplein Square. The two-day festival Westerpop is one of the most demanded festivals of modern music in the Netherlands. It is organized at the last dates in August. Waterpop is carried out on the sports ground of college by Grotius College, near the central station.
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
The Bluesfestival Delft, which usually proceeds in the middle of February is the largest blues action of Holland. Within the festival, more than 50 Dutch and foreign groups will act in tens of cafes and restaurants in all cities. Here you will hear various directions of blues: Chicago and Texas blues, a blues rock, and the acoustic rural blues will feel as here at home. Rock enthusiasts will be delighted too. Except for numerous blues concerts at the festival, you will be able to attend master classes and a film shows as well. Finally, the music and light festival Lichtjesavond finishes the year. To brighten up your winter evenings in Delft, on December 10 go to the Market Square and enjoy a brilliant ceremony of ignition of fires. By the way, do you know that the scenario of the festival is kept in confidence till this time? Church choirs sing in all temples and even at the station, meeting the tourists coming to rest in Holland. If you want to purchase some winter goods or souvenirs, from ginger bars to antiquities, then it will not be a problem to find numerous trade tents along the city.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Delft and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Delft
♥   Basiliek van de H. Liduina en Onze Lieve Vrouw van de Rozenkrans, Schiedam, 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Kerk van de HH Laurentius en Elisabeth, Rotterdam, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Delft
♥   Castle 'Duivenvoorde Castle' , 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burcht van Leiden' , 19.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Teylingen' , 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huys Dever' , 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Heemstede' , 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'De Haar Castle' , 44.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Huis ter Kleef' , 46 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Delft and around


From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The main feature of the bridge is the high fine support, whose outlines resemble the neck of the graceful swan. The height 'of the neck' is 139 meters. In the evening, the support is decorated with the impressive festive lighting. The longest drawbridge in the world has one more interesting feature - Erasmus Bridge is one of the finest and lightest bridges on earth. The bridge thickness is only two meters. … Read further


From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
Of particular interest are bushes and trees planted in the park, whose height is maintained by efforts of gardeners at a level of no more than 60 cm. The history of the park is incredibly interesting. The author of this project is a famous architect Side Yan Baum. The opening of the miniature park took place in 1952. Not everyone knows that it is a real monument to the victims of the war. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Delft

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