Delft may be famous for its historic centre with rows of impressive canal houses, but there are many other attractive sights to discover as you wander through the city. Street art, for example. We have listed the best street art locations in Delft for you.

Kloksteeg
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A short walk from the station, five minutes at the most, transports you into the world of street artist Micha de Bie. His work includes icons of Delft, such as Hugo de Groot, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Vermeer's Milkmaid. The rest of the alley has been decorated with a colourful block pattern, inspired by the colours that frequently appear in Pieter de Hooch's paintings. Tip: Scan the QR code on the wall for more background information.

kloksteeg met street art in delft

CERAMIC MAP
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No spray cans were required for this rather different work of art, but it has definitely earned a place on this list. As the name suggests, the Ceramic Map in Papenstraat is made completely from ceramics and was created with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Each time you look at it, you discover new quirky details.

Bonte Ossteeg
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Delft would not be Delft without Delft Blue street art. This Instagram-worthy mural can be found in Bonte Ossteeg. This work also depicts icons of Delft and a number of ironic touches (so look closely!). Tip: are you a fan of Delft Blue and feel like going for a walk? If so, you should walk the Ceramics Route.

Bonte Ossteeg Delft met street art

Bird
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It is perfectly understandable that you would look up to admire the beautiful façades as you walk from the market square to Brabantse Turfmarkt. However, if you keep your eyes on the ground, you will see a small colourful bird on an electricity sub-station. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

O! Jan
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A pop art drawing has adorned the large white wall on the building at the corner of Zuidwal since the 1980s. Once a way of combating illegal graffiti, it is now perhaps the most iconic piece of street art in Delft.

Dirklangendwarsstraat
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At first sight, this blue cow in the Dirklangendwarsstraat seems to be a typical Dutch scene. However, it was inspired by the cover for Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, which is as English as you can get. Whatever the case, the local community association loves it and has even named its bicycle shed the 'Koe-Stalling’ (Cowshed) in its honour.

Winkelcentrum Dashof
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Fancy spotting some wild animals? Go to Winkelcentrum Dashof in the Tanthof district. Recently, a metres-tall kingfisher, a badger and fox made this area their home. Impressive!

De bomenwijk
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This one falls in the category of 'street art in unexpected places': colourful paintings of flora and fauna on several buildings in Delft's Bomenwijk liven up the area. Unfortunately, the paintings are only temporary. The houses will be demolished in March 2021 and these beautiful pieces of street art will unfortunately disappear.

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