Delft is a picturesque city famed for its canals, history, education and technology. It is a mere 45-minute drive from Amsterdam. Small and quaint with sound infrastructure, business travellers to the city will easily find a suitable hotel in Delft for business or pleasure. It is also quite convenient to Rotterdam and The Hague.
What are the notable art and cultural landmarks of the city?
A visit to the famous china factories of Delft, De Delftse Pauw and Royal Delft, is a must-do during your stay. Signature Delft blue-and-white porcelain is famous all over the world, having been produced in the area since the 17th century. If time permits, swing by at the Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, with its impressive collection of paintings and porcelain, or pay a visit to the Vermeer Centre, dedicated to information on the famous Dutch painter and life in Delft during his life. The centre is particularly charming as it is housed in a rebuilt version of the Guild of Saint Luke.
What should I know about the business district of Delft?
Delft is a budding city for innovation, home to the Netherlands’ biggest technology university. Delft has several business parks, such as White Park and TU Delft Science Park, housing over 65 companies. Amongst them are IKEA Concept, Makro and Eneco Energy, all of which keep offices near to the city centre. For transportation in and out of the city, Schiphol Airport is just 45 minutes away. Delft is well-connected to motorways and offers trains and buses to other parts of the country and the rest of Europe.
What activities can I do around my hotel in Delft during my stay?
The charming city of Delft is a refreshing sight after an intense day of work. Stroll through the pedestrian-friendly city centre and admire loads of monuments (there are nearly 1,500 of them). Take a look at the City Hall, Water Tower and East Gate for their different styles of architecture. City Hall in particular is an interesting Renaissance-style building, situated right on the Markt, a main square. For a local brew, check out the pleasant Bierfabriek Delft, which is also a popular restaurant. The city centre has plenty of dining options, pubs, and cafés and you can easily walk around near your Delft hotel to find something to eat.