Delft Museums Walking Tour, Delft (Self Guided)

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.
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Delft Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Delft Museums Walking Tour
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: 2.5 km
Author: sabrina
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Museum Lambert van Meerten

1) Museum Lambert van Meerten (must see)

Museum Lambert van Meerten is located in the former home of Meerten Lambert van Delft, who collected art and antiques. In October of 1909 the museum was opened to the public for the first time. The neo-Renaissance interior of the museum is represented in a large number of spots such as windows, friezes, consoles and furniture items which have been collected from other houses in Delft. One of the important building features is the 16th century carved archway and a group of 16 carved window pillars and balusters. Here visitors can also see Lambert van Meerten's collections of paintings, famous blue and white Delftware, Chinese porcelain, Holland tiles and many more.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
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Museum Het Prinsenhof

2) Museum Het Prinsenhof (must see)

Settled in the 15th century former monastery of Saint Agathaklooster, Museum Het Prinsenhof is another museum worth visiting. The monastery was occupied by Stadtholder William of Orange (also known as William the Silent). The museum focuses on exhibits where visitors can see and learn about history and life in Delft during the Dutch Golden Age. Collections include art paintings, handicrafts, silver items, pottery, portraits and tapestries. The story of William of Orange can also be seen through the fascinating collections and exhibitions of pamphlets, prints, caricatures, paintings and others. In 1584 William was killed on the stairs, and bullet holes can be still seen on the stone wall.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
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Museum Paul Tétar van Elven

3) Museum Paul Tétar van Elven (must see)

Paul Tétar van Elven museum is located in the beautiful canal house, which was occupied by collector and painter Paul Tetar van Elven for 30 years, beginning in 1864. In 1927 the house was transformed into a museum with Paul Elven's collections on display. Here visitors can see unusual collection of copies, Delft earthenware, Asian porcelain, contemporary paintings and beautifully arranged antique furniture items. The largest part of the museum is dedicated to works made by Elven; these include historical paintings, copies and portraits of old masters and other fascinating items. The museum has one of the Netherlands top one hundred best-preserved interiors, which gives visitors a good impression of how the bourgeoisie lived in the 19th century.
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Delft Science Centre

4) Delft Science Centre (must see)

Science Centre Delft houses the museum of the Technical University of Delft. The centre offers visitors fascinating exhibits, interesting workshops and other activities. The exhibition events reflect the rich history of technology. The workshops by the centre are often used by Primary and Secondary education student groups. There are plenty of pieces of technological equipment, visual displays and interesting objects which help visitors socialize and discuss what they see.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 7 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
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Royal Delft

5) Royal Delft (must see)

Royal Delft (Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles) is the Delftware industrial unit which was founded in the middle of the 17th century. This complex is the only one left in Delft that still produces the famous hand-painted Royal Delftware. The Royal Delft complex houses a museum, lovely garden and a factory. In the museum visitors can see a large collection of Delft Blue antique pieces and objects with history about Delft Blue ware. The factory offers a great opportunity to see the actual production process. The showroom exhibits a fascinating collection of contemporary and traditional earthenware. Large ceramic pieces from the last century are beautifully placed in the garden. Here visitors can also participate in daily workshop activities, find exclusive souvenirs in the shop and grab some coffee or a snack at the coffee corner.

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.
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
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
Cultural Walk in Delft

Cultural Walk in 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...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 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.