Delft is primarily known for its typical Dutch town centre with many canals running through it, as well as its various bars and cafes. This makes it an attraction for tourists, who come and stay in Delft hotels and also visit the Oostenport, a gate built around 1400. The city of Delft is also associated with the Dutch Royal Family as the Nieuwe Kerk serves as the burial location for the royal family. The Dutch painter Vermeer was Born in Delft. Hotels can be found throughout the city and offer a starting point for "Delftware" hunting, because Delft Blue Pottery is renowned around the world.
Apart from being a tourist attraction, Delft and Delft hotels accommodate business travellers due to the city's long tradition of water management and today hosts the Institute for Water Education. Delft University of Technology can boast 16,000 enrolled students, making it the 3rd largest university in the country. Hotels in Delft accommodate visitors of all ages and also serve as a starting point for day trips to other cities due to the location and great road and train connections between the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague.