History Delft

Delft, a canal-ringed city in the western Netherlands, once the seat of the princely House of Orange, is also known as the manufacturing base for Delftware, hand-painted blue-and-white pottery. In its old town, the medieval Oude Kerk is the burial site of native son and Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The 15th-century Nieuwe Kerk houses the royal family’s tombs and overlooks Delft’s lively market square.


Delft University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Delft) also known as TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university located in Delft Netherlands. It counts as one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide typically seen within the top 20. It is repeatedly considered the best university of technology in the Netherlands. With eight faculties and numerous research institutes it hosts over 19000 students.

Newly build townhall and train station

Delft has a completely new train station. If you take the stairs to the hall from the underground station you will see a wavy ceiling with a historic Delft map from 1877. Not much later the columns tiled in different colors of ‘Delft’ blue will also be shown. And anyone who is upstairs is given a contemporary face on Delft via the glass facades and the window on the side of the square.

Small canals

The city centre retains a large number of monumental buildings while in many streets there are canals of which the banks are connected by typical bridges altogether making this city a notable tourist destination.


Delft is a city that is steeped in rich history, beautiful architecture such as the new church and the old church and the historical Town Hall of Delft. The famous architect Hendrik de Keyser designed this building around the tower that already existed. In addition to the Town Hall, his architectural achievements also included the ornate tomb of Willem of Orange in the New Church, which is located exactly at the opposite of the Town Hall of Delft.

Delfts Blue

Delft is well known for their world famous Delft Blue pottery ceramic products which were styled on the imported Chinese porcelain of the 17th century. The city had an early start in this area since it was a home port of the Dutch East India Company. It can still be seen at the pottery factories De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (or Royal Delft) and De Delftse Pauw.The painter Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) was born in Delft. They were all members of the Delft School.