Delft is a great place to stay if you want to visit other places in the Netherlands. The central location of the city makes it easy to get to other cities by public transport and by car. We have therefore drawn up a list for you with the top must-see attractions near Delft. 


UNESCO World Heritage

People often think of windmills when they think of the Netherlands. Kinderdijk is one of the most beautiful villages of the Netherlands and is world-famous for its windmills. The 19 Kinderdijk Windmills were designated an official UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The history of Kinderdijk is also the story of the struggle against the water. You can drive from Delft to Kinderdijk in about 45 minutes.


The Keukenhof in the bulb-growing district of Holland is the most beautiful spring park in the world, and has to be seen to be believed! With more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, you can immerse yourself in 32 hectares of floral fragrance and colour. The Keukenhof is open each year from late March to the end of May. It takes less than one hour to get there by car from Delft.



On a clear day, you can see the Euromast in Rotterdam from the top of the New Church tower. The Euromast is 185 m tall, and is the highest observation tower in the Netherlands (the New Church is 108.75 m). The lift in the Euromast takes you up to 100 m in only 30 seconds, and from the observation platform you can enjoy a great view of the Rotterdam skyline. It only takes 10 minutes to get to Rotterdam from Delft by train.

  • Buitenkant gele kubuswoningen in Rotterdam
  • Den Haag in het klein met een volwassen koppel op de achtergrond
  • Veld vol tulpen met een windmolen op de achtergrond
  • Het Nhow Hotel naast de Erasmusbrug en een watertaxi
  • Uitzicht windmolens van Kinderdijk


Den Haag

As you use step through the famous entrance gate into the historic Binnenhof (Inner Court), you find yourself at the heart of Dutch democracy. An audio tour will tell you everything you need to know about the history of the Inner Court and Dutch democracy. It only takes 30 minutes (by car, train, or tram) to get from Delft to The Hague.

Peace Palace

Den Haag

The Hague is the city of peace and justice. Both the International Court of Appeal, a judicial body of the United Nations, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration are based in the Peace Palace in The Hague. The Peace Palace is open to the public during certain weekends in the summer and around the New Year. See <link website> for more information.



In CORPUS you can take a spectacular 'journey through the human body’ in just 55 minutes. You learn about all the different parts of the body, how it works, and how to keep it healthy. This unique and fascinating journey into the workings of the human body is the only exhibition of its kind in the entire world. It only takes 40 minutes by car, or 50 minutes by public transport, to get to CORPUS from Delft.



Schiedam, only 15 minutes away from Delft, is also known as "Jenever City". The windmills in this city grind the grain that is used to make jenever, a distilled spirit similar to gin but flavoured with the juice of juniper berries. In the Jenevermuseum, you can learn about the history of jenever and get to taste it for yourself.



The Rijksmuseum collection provides a comprehensive overview of Dutch art and history, including works by 17th-century Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and the Delft painter Johannes Vermeer. The works of Vermeer include ‘The Little Street’ and ‘The Milkmaid'. It takes about one hour to get to the Rijksmuseum by public transport.

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