About this route
Walk the Streets of Delft and follow in the footsteps of Pieter de Hooch
Pieter de Hooch was born in Rotterdam in 1629. Around 1650, the painter moved to Delft. This city was an important source of inspiration to him. He painted church towers, canals, houses and courtyards, allowing us to observe life behind the facades.
The centre of Delft still radiates the atmosphere of the Dutch Golden Age. What, however, can still be seen from the time of Pieter de Hooch? Which places were special to him? What did he think of his City? And, do the representations of the City in his paintings match reality? During this City walk you wander through Delft and find answers to these questions.
How does this tour work?
You visit ten sites important in the life of Pieter de Hooch. The route is marked with signs bearing Pieter de Hooch's self-portrait. This City walk gives information on each site. This City walk last 1 to 1.5 hours.
This City walk is an initiative of Museum Prinsenhof Delft as part of the exhibition Pieter de Hooch: From the shadows of Vermeer (October 11, 2019 through February 16,2020). Click here for more information and online tickets.