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  • 1 Legermuseum (museum de the Armée) Interesting

    Museums and art

    1 Korte Geer NL - 2600 Delft

    The two former arsenals, formerly owned by Holland and West Friesland, date back to 1602 and 1692. The third building was used as a warehouse for the East India Company. This museum traces the development of the Dutch army from the Roman period to th..

  • 2 Nieuwe Kerk Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Markt 80 NL - 2611 GW Delft

    This Gothic church (1381) houses the vault tomb of the princes of the House of Orange. In the chancel, above the royal vault, stands the mausoleum of William the Silent: an imposing Renaissance edifice made of marble and black stone, the work of H. d..

  • 3 Oude Delft Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 2611 CG Delft

    Here, this canal, shaded by lime trees, its hump-backed bridges and its elegant façades go to make up an exquisite scene. Notice, at no. 39, the pretty East India Company house, the Renaissance façade (around 1520) of the Delfland Regional Waterways ..

  • 4 Oostpoort (Porte de the Est) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 2611 GT Delft

    Formerly the St. Catherine's Gate, from the walls encircling the town, this is the only gate that survives. It is a handsome dark brick structure dating back to C15 and 16C, and it is flanked by two fine turrets. You will have an attractive view of i..

  • 5 Prinsenhof (Cour du Prince) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Sint-Agathaplein 1 NL - 2611 HR Delft

    Initially a women's convent, these late Gothic buildings (C15-16C) became the residence of William the Silent in 1572, and he was assassinated there in 1584. In the 17C, the palace was converted into a cloth market. At the present time, it houses a m..

  • 6 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 2611 GW Delft

    Having burned down in 1618, this town hall was rebuilt in 1620 by H. de Keyser. Restored in the 1960's, it rediscovered its 17C look, with its mullioned windows with leaded panes, and its low shutters. The façade, which overlooks the square and is de..

  • 7 Koornmarkt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Koornmarkt NL - 2600 Delft

    It is here that the pier for boat trips is located. At no. 81, you will notice a pretty Renaissance house with medallions, called 'De Handboog', or 'the Bow'. At no. 67, the Patrician house of 18C, where the painter, Paul Tetar van Elven lived (1823-..

  • 8 Volkenkundig Museum Nusantara

    Museums and art

    4 Sint Agathaplein NL - 2600 Delft

    Here, statues, masks, weapons, clothing, copper, wajang puppets and finery exemplify the art and crafts of many of the cultures of Indonesia. One room, notably, houses a gamelan (Javanese orchestra).

  • 9 Markt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Markt NL - 2611 GW Delft

    This vast esplanade is situated between the New Church and the town hall. The statue of Hugo de Groot sits imposingly in the centre of the square.

  • 10 Oude Kerk

    Religious buildings

    NL - 2600 Delft

    This church, dedicated to Saint Hippolytus, is reflected in the Old Canal. Built in the 13C, it was enlarged three times. The three chancels date back to the 16C. The leaning tower of the main nave houses a great bell which, at 9 tonnes, is the secon..

  • 11 Hippolytusbuurt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 2600 Delft

    This shaded canal is one of the oldest in Delft. The fish market is held where the Hippolytusbuurt and Camaretten meet. The former meat market stands beside it. Opposite this, you can see a pretty house: Kaaskop, from the 16C, endowed with stepped ga..

  • 12 Cultuurtuin voor technische gewassen

    Nature and gardens

    Poortlandplein 6 NL - 2600 Delft

    Since 1917 all kinds of plants have been cultivated in these botanical gardens for the Delft University of Technology. The aim of these gardens is a purely scientific and educational one. The greenhouses contain tropical and subtropical plants. You c..

  • 13 tomb de Naundorff

    Religious buildings

    A13 NL - 2600 Delft

    The clockmaker, Naundorff, lies at rest in a shady square. It was not so long ago that many considered this man to be the son of Louis XVI. However, DNA tests disproved that theory in 1998.

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