City Walk Delft
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50 min – 4.1 km
To build up a clear impression of the magnificent and authentic city of Delft, we propose the following walking route (for the route also consult the map of the city centre):
Start on the Nieuwe Langendijk. This is home to the Restaurant Het Vermeertje (7) the place to be for culinary artistry. Continue along the Oude Langendijk past the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) that also houses the underground crypt of the Dutch Royal Family. Before you follow the Molslaan why not turn left onto the Brabantse Turfmarkt to try a delicious selection of cheese at Verkade en Jacques (10). Return to the route and continue straight on to the Molslaan. Number 104 is the Geest- en vondelingenhuis, formerly a shelter for the homeless and abandoned children. Once on the Burgwal, you will pass the Maria van Jessekerk church. Turn right and via the Beestenmarkt, where until 1972 the weekly livestock market was held, you will enter the new section of the city of Delft. When you arrive at the Koornmarkt, cross over the water. At the Koornmarkt [KB1] is also the embarkation point for Rederij Brands (33) where you can take a 45-minute boat trip around the canals of Delft. When you reach the canal street Oude Delft, you will find the Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, the seat of the Water Board dating back to 1505, and a little further along the Municipal Archive with on its façade the coat of arms of Savoy. On the Sint Agathaplein square you will find the Prinsenhof courtyard and the Waalse Kerk church (built in 1585). On the other side of the water is the Oude Kerk (Old Church), a church with around 1400 family graves, including those of well-known historical residents of Delft Johannes Vermeer and Piet Hein. Back on the Oude Langedijk, you will pass the chemist’s shop Drogisterij de Salamander (21). Feel free to pop inside and examine the authentic interior dating from 1759. Now head for the Markt (market square) where you will find the Stadhuis (city hall) dating from 1620 and the Waag (weigh house where market products were weighed). Via the Hippolytusbuurt you walk alongside the canal in the old district of Delft. Continue until the canal street Vrouw Jutteland. One of the shops here is Xue Mei (49), a goldsmith where you can see how jewellery is made from various precious metals. Via the attractive historical part of Delft you now arrive at the Voldersgracht. Here you can visit the Vermeer centre (22) for a guided tour. From the Markt (market square) you have an excellent view of the Nieuwe Kerk. Now follow the Kerkstraat and the Vrouwenregt that will bring you to the end point of the city walking tour.