The ancient canals, old churches, museums and the world-famous Delft Blue. There is so much to see in Delft! But what is the best way to discover the city? In this blog we describe 5 unique ways to explore Delft. Choose the type of transport that suits you best!

Delft City Shuttle

Hop-on-hop-off bus

If you think that a hop-on-hop-off bus can only be found in London, you’re wrong! Discover Delft in a fun and practical way: with the Delft City Shuttle. Get in and out of the shuttle at the various stops or take an hour-long tour among all highlights. A 'hop-on-hop-off daytrip' costs € 4, - and is available at all stops. The Delft City Shuttle drives around daily from 10 am to 5 pm. You can hop on every 20 minutes at one of the following locations:

  • Aula TU
  • Botanical Garden
  • Market / VVV Delft
  • Holiday park Delftse Hout
  • Delft Station
  • Restaurant Swing / Hampshire Hotel
  • Delft Center
  • The Koningshuys
  • New church
  • Old church
  • Royal Delft Science Center
  • Stads-Koffyhuis
  • Westcord Hotel
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Delft from the water


The historically city of Delft is best discovered from its centuries-old canals. For 50 years the canal cruiser boats of Rondvaart Delft have been sailing people along its canals, historic landmarks and arched bridges. Fun fact: the canals of Delft have been chosen as one of the most beautiful in the Netherlands. That’s worth a visit, right?


Sail along the historic canals in an electric boat! These whisper-quiet boats are an environmentally friendly way to discover the known and unknown highlights. The experienced skippers show you the narrowest canals and sail under the lowest bridges, where other boats can’t come.

Toeristenboot van een rondvaart in Delft nadert een brug over de grachten

The Horse Tram

Back in time for a moment…

Imagine yourself in the 19th century ... Step into the horse tram and parade along the canals and discover the historic city center. An unique experience for everyone! You can enter the Horse Tram on the Market in front of / next to the City Hall. Tickets are for sale directly at the tram and cost € 10 for an adult and € 5 for a child.

Twee paarden met een wagen en een bestuurder staan voor het Stadhuis van Delft

Go Dutch: get on the bike

Discover Delft and its surroundings

Nothing as Dutch as riding a bike! Simply visit all the highlights or go for a cycle route along the beautiful nature around Delft. VVV Delft (Kerkstraat 3) has put together a nice route of 35 kilometers based on the national cycling points.

Do you want to rent a bike or take a tour with a guide? Read all about it on this page.


Fietsende man met een vrouw achterop over de Markt in Delft

Walk and enjoy

Fun and sporty

Of course this option can not be left out on the list: walking! Stroll through the old town and enjoy all the beauty that the city has to offer along the way. All sights in Delft can easily be reached on foot. Moreover, walking paths and sidewalks throughout the city are accessible especially for pedestrians.

Metalen kubus op de stoep van Delft met 'Het meisje met de Parel' van Vermeer en tekst

Don't keep it all to yourself

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