Scenic Delft: 15 great photos to make you wanna visit (Another Dutchreview Photoreport!)

When we ask about the most scenic cities in the Netherlands, surely Delft doesn’t come to mind straight away. Cities like Amsterdam, Giethoorn, Leiden or the rising star Haarlem often take the lead (sorry Rotterdam). What if we tell you that you should definitely put Delft in that list too? And we have 15 photos to show you why.

Thanks to my Dutch husband, I came to know Delft about five years ago. Coming from a busy city like İstanbul, the small cities, historical corners and the enchanting classic Dutch houses fascinated me. Four years after, I’ve moved here full time and not thinking about leaving any time soon.

Apart from being close to Amsterdam, Leiden, Den Haag and Rotterdam (hello, perfect for a day trip), we also have some pretty decent museums to visit! So if you are looking for a new place to explore in the Netherlands, consider coming to Delft and hit me up for a cup of coffee while you’re at it!

(All photos were taken by me, who is always eager to find new corners and streets to photograph in this little city. You can see more photos of these on my Instagram account)

The view from the Nieuwe Kerk over the Markt. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

You can have a beautiful view over the buildings. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Like classic Dutch houses? Who doesn’t! Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

You can find plenty of them over the city. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Apart from the good views, Delft was also home to Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. The house he was born is just around the corner and you can visit his work at the Vermeer Centrum Delft very close to the Markt!

You can see Vermeer’s house! Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Delft was also home to another known face: Hugo Grotius (Hugo de Groot). He was born in Delft during the Dutch Revolt. You can see a statue of him right in front of the Niece Kerk, looking over to the City Hall.

You can see the Hugo de Groot statue. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

A view from the Beestenmarkt. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

The Beestenmarkt is full of cafes and restaurants. Don’t forget to eat the yummiest appeltaart at Kobus Kuch! Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Scenic views are at every corner! Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

After you walk through the city, you can also walk a bit further to see the Oostpoort. This city wall was built around year 1400 and currently the only remaining city wall in the city.

Oostpoort is only a short walk away. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Delft also has many small streets with small houses you can admire.

One of my favourite alleys next to the Nieuwe Kerk. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Now before we move on to some of my favourite photos, it is wise to mention one thing: snow. couple of weeks before the end of 2017, the Netherlands experienced some snow fall and it was amazing! Not only it was my first snow since I’ve moved here but seeing the city buried under a blanket of snow was magical.

So what’s better time to see some photos of Delft with some snow then these days where it is grey, rainy and cold? (without any snow)

Same little alley, with snow! Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

Beestenmarkt was pretty much like a postcard. Image: Ceren Spuyman/Supplied

There you go! I hope you enjoyed seeing my little town!

Have you explored Delft? Was it as stunning as in the photos above? 

Ceren Spuyman
Born and raised in Istanbul, Ceren moved when she decided to follow her own Dutchie. Being restless by nature, she is now busy with everything Dutch by majoring in Dutch Studies at Leiden University while living in Delft. Her hobbies are petting as many cats as possible.

5 COMMENTS

  1. could u please show both sides of the spectrum??? only the nice oplaces for our eyes, show us the center of rooterdam, by the ghetto part

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