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City walk Delft

City walk Delft

You can also follow this route of our city walk with your mobile phone, and then see the explanation of all monuments in your language on the mobile.                        50 min - 4.1 km

To build up a clear impression of the beautiful authentic city of Delft, we propose the following walking route ( for the route also consult the map of the city centre, see pink line center map):

Start at the Nieuwe Langendijk and the Oude Langendijk pass the Nieuwe Kerk (36)  that houses the underground crypt of the Dutch Royal Family. Go to the left into Jozefstraat v / h Molenpoort. Here you can see the Maria van Jessekerk. Turn right onto  the Burgwal. Continue the pink line to the Kromstraat, at the end you walk left along the water in the direction of Molslaan number 104 where the Geest- en vondelingenhuis was located.  ( late 15th century) Formerly a shelter for the homeless and abandoned childeren. On the right you see the Beestenmarkt, where until 1972 the weekly livestock market was held. You will enter the new section of Delft, folow the pink line. When you arrive at the Koornmarkt you cross the water. At the Koornmarkt is also the departure point of Rederij Brands (29), where you can take a 45-minute boat trip around the canals of Delf or with a captainslunch. Continue the way to Oude Delft there you will come across the Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland  The head office of the Water board dating back to 1505, and a little further on the former Municipal Archive with on its façade  "the coat of arms of Savoy". On the Sint Agathaplein squire you will find the Waalse Kerk (built in 1585). Next you will see the Oude Kerk  (33), a church with around 1400 family graves, including those well-known historical residents of Delft Johannes Vermeer and Piet Hein. Walk across the bridge and cross the Choorstraat and go onto Vrouw Jutteland and you will come across the nicest specialty shops, one of the shops here is Xue Mei’s (41) a modern goldsmiths where jewellery is made with craftsmanship. Through the attractive historical part of Delft you now arrive at the Voldersgracht. Here you pass the birthplace of Johannes Vermeer where you can enjoy delicious Dutch dishes inspired by the 17th century ,The Flying Fox (10). If you want to know more about Johannes Vermeer, visit the Vermeer Center (30) for a guided tour. At the end of the street, go past the Waag and turn left onto the Markt ( market squire) you will  pass Drogisterij de Salamander (24). Feel free to pop inside and examine the authentic interior dating from 1759. You also will find the City Hall (front) dated  from 1620 (33). From the Markt (market squire) you have a excellent view of the Nieuwe Kerk. Now follow the Oude and Nieuwe Langendijk that wiil bring you to the end point of the city walk.

 

Tip: The Koninklijke Porseleyne Fles is only a 20-minute walk from the market square to Royal Delft