Cultural Walk in Delft, Delft

Delft is a romantic city with lovely narrow medieval streets which are packed with cultural venues such as the Vermeer Center, Kunst en Coach Gallery and Theatre de Veste. The city’s cultural life is vibrant and diverse. Fascinating exhibitions, fabulous theatre plays and other enlightening activities reflect local traditions and history. Take this self-guided walking tour to discover Delft's most popular cultural venues.
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Cultural Walk in Delft Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walk in Delft
Guide Location: Netherlands » Delft (See other walking tours in Delft)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: sabrina
DOK Library Concept Center

1) DOK Library Concept Center

DOK Library Concept Center is a cultural and entertainment venue popular with people young and old. The DOK Library offers books, magazines, films and music. There are also rooms with Internet access, a computer gaming center for children and a comic books stand. Art exhibitions are often organized here. The center is always bustling with exciting activities, making it a popular cultural spot in Delft.
Theatre de Veste

2) Theatre de Veste

Situated in the historic center of Delft, Theatre de Veste is home to performances, congresses, meetings and other business and cultural events. There is a spacious welcoming foyer inside this 500-seat venue, as well as the popular B&L theatre café. Performances include dramatic plays, stand up comedy, and dance.
Vermeer Centre

3) Vermeer Centre (must see)

Vermeer Center is a popular cultural venue named after a prominent Dutch artist who was born in Delft in 1632. Johannes Vermeer lived and worked in Delft during Dutch Golden Age. Housed in a historic St. Lucas Guild building, the Center offers a journey into the artist’s life, offering striking exhibitions of paintings. Each painting has a special story attached to it. There is also a studio here, which explores Vermeer's approach to work.

Operation Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Filmhuis Lumen

4) Filmhuis Lumen

Situated north of the historic heart of Delft, Filmhuis Lumen is a theater and cinema founded in 1996. Filmhuis Luminen provides beautiful movie halls which attract children and adults. Filmhuis specialises in presenting traditional movies as well as international ones. There are four afternoon movies shown here daily and various matinees, dance and pantomime performances for kids that are organized on set days. It is also home to film festivals and other cultural events.
Models in Art Gallery

5) Models in Art Gallery

Models in Art Gallery is fully dedicated to the beauty of human body – the oldest sensual inspiration in art. Nudes are presented here in paintings, photographs and sculptures made in bronze and stone. Adults are welcome here to take a break into the world of eroticism, intimacy and sensuality in beautifully presented artwork.

Walking Tours in Delft, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Delft

Create Your Own Walk in Delft

Creating your own self-guided walk in Delft is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Delft is a beautiful medieval town with numerous old buildings, each with a long and interesting story. This typical Dutch city with canals and numerous bridges offers an exciting journey into the past. Take this self-guided walking tour to see the city’s most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Religious Tour in Delft

Religious Tour in Delft

Delft is a beautiful old town with lots of history reflected in its buildings. Old churches have dominated the skyline of Delft for centuries. Their stories are unique and interesting. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit the town's most prominent places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Delft Galleries Walking Tour

Delft Galleries Walking Tour

Delft is a charming city with ample history and picturesque scenery that has inspired local artists for centuries. With numerous galleries the city’s art life is colorful and vibrant. Take this walking tour to embark on a fascinating journey into the world of visual arts in Delft.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Delft Museums Walking Tour

Delft Museums Walking Tour

Delft is a beautiful city and a municipality in the province of South Holland. The city has a rich diversity of museums, such as the Museum of Mineralogy and Geology, Museum Lambert van Meerten, the Army Museum and others which present the city's historical past through fascinating exhibits. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit the best museums in Delft.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Delft for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Delft has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Delft, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.