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  • Address: Delft, Netherlands
Famous for its Delft Blue pottery and as the birthplace of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, the quaint town of Delft is ringed by scenic canals and located in the western Netherlands between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is also notable for its striking medieval buildings, lively market, and connections with the Dutch Royal Family. 

The Basics
Delft is easy to explore on foot due to its small size. Take a guided walking tour to see highlights such as the Delft pottery factory, the Old Church (Oude Kerk), and the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk), which doubles as a royal burial ground for Prince William of Orange and other Dutch royal family members. For a more personalized experience, opt for a small-group or private tour. You can also visit Delft on a day tour from Rotterdam, The Hague, or Amsterdam.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Many of the museums and attractions in Delft offer free entrance with the Holland Pass.
  • Free Wi-Fi hotspots are located around Delft.
  • Most Delft attractions are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance.

How to Get There
Delft is located in South Holland, about nine miles (15 kilometers) northwest of Rotterdam and seven miles (11 kilometers) southeast of The Hague. The town is roughly 40 minutes by train from Amsterdam and 45 minutes by train from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands’ main international airport.  

When to Get There
Summer is the most popular and busiest time to visit, when the mild weather is ideal for bike rides and boat tours. In winter, visit over the holidays to see the town adorned with festive lights and decorations, and to explore the local Christmas market.

Delft Blue Pottery
Delft has been renowned for its traditional earthenware since the early 17th century. Now, the town’s distinctive Delft Blue porcelain is known around the world. Visitors can learn more about this ancient craft at the Royal Delftware Factory, admire pottery in local shops, and purchase these hand-painted creations, which are often decorated with traditional Dutch emblems like windmills and tulips.

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Small-Group Day Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam Including Spido Boat Tour, ... 
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Small-Group Day Trip to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague from Amsterdam Including Spido Boat Tour

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Enjoy a 9-hour full-day small-group tour from Amsterdam in a luxurious minivan. Your first destination will be the picturesque city of Rotterdam, where you ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.14
Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery, The Hague, Day Trips
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Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery

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Delve into royal Dutch history on this customizable private walking tour of Delft, a city in between Rotterdam and The Hague that's known for its historic town ...  Read more

Location: Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.47
Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Holland Sightseeing Pass: Free Entry & Discounts, Amsterdam, Private ... 
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Amsterdam, Rotterdam & Holland Sightseeing Pass: Free Entry & Discounts

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Enjoy free and discounted admission to must-see attractions and museums in Amsterdam and other popular Dutch cities such as The Hague and Rotterdam with the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $47.55
Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Day Trip, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Zaanse Schans Windmills plus Delft, The Hague and Madurodam Day Trip

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Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $117.70
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Full-day Trip from Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Miniature Park, Amsterdam, ... 
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Full-day Trip from Amsterdam: Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Miniature Park

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Experience the best of the Netherlands in one day on this sightseeing tour from Amsterdam! Visit the city of Rotterdam, admire famous Delft pottery in Delft, ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $101.05
Delft & The Hague Trip from Amsterdam with Madurodam Miniature Park Visit, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Delft & The Hague Trip from Amsterdam with Madurodam Miniature Park Visit

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Go beyond Amsterdam with a half-day tour of two important Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. Admire the Netherlands’ famous Delft blue-and-white pottery on a ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.14
Full-Day Super Saver: Guided Amsterdam City Tour, Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Miniature Park, ... 
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Full-Day Super Saver: Guided Amsterdam City Tour, Delft, The Hague & Madurodam Miniature Park

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This Amsterdam Super Saver combines two half-day tours into one memorable day, giving you a great value for your money. Start the morning with a fully guided ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.16
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Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop, The Hague, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Learn the ins and outs of the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery during this private Delftse Pauw factory tour and pottery workshop in Delft, near The Hague. ...  Read more

Location: Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.61
Delft Pottery Factory Tour Including Pottery Souvenir, The Hague, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Delft Pottery Factory Tour Including Pottery Souvenir

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Admire the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery on a guided tour of the Delftse Pauw factory in Delft, near The Hague. See how this iconic blue-and-white ...  Read more

Location: Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.78
Private Tour: Holland in One Day Sightseeing Tour, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Holland in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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See Holland’s principal sights in the company of your very own private guide on this full-day sightseeing tour from Amsterdam. Take in the bold modern ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $951.07

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