Travel & Accommodation
Delft is a beautiful city in the province of South Holland. Situated in between Rotterdam and the The Hague, Delft is very well connected with airports (Amsterdam Schipol and Rotterdam-The Hague) and other Dutch cities by trains, buses and trams. Despite the presence of Delft University of Technology and of many companies and start-ups, resulting in an international population, Delft retains the flavor of historical touristic place. The city, in fact, has a rich historical and architectural heritage, with personalities like Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Willem van Oranje and Hugo de Groot among its citizens and the iconic Oude Jan church with its skewed tower among its most notable buildings. Along its romantic channels, several pubs and restaurants on terraces render very lively Summer time.
How to get to Delft
- By car: Delft is easily reached by car. Coming from Amsterdam or Schiphol, it is at the end of the A4 motorway; coming from Rotterdam, Delft has three exits off the A13 motorway. The city centre is best reached via the IKEA exit. During the weekend this exit can be busy with IKEA shoppers. Then take the North exit.
- By train: Delft has two railway stations: Delft (near the city centre) and Delft Campus (Delft's southern residential area). (Direct) train connections run from (check www.ns.nl for timetable and tickets price):
- Den Haag Central Station or Hollands Spoor (approx. duration: 10 min)
- Schiphol Airport (approx. duration: 45 min)
- Amsterdam (approx. duration: 1 h)
- Rotterdam (approx. duration: 15 min)
- By plane: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 45 min away by train with an intercity direct connection. In case you get on a not direct train, you have to change at Leiden Centraal or The Hague Hollands Spoor (which is called Den Haag HS). If you prearrange a taxi to pick you up at Schiphol, expect to pay € 120 to Delft. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is only a few kilometres away but has poor public transport connections. RET city bus 33 runs frequently to Rotterdam Centraal Station and takes you there in about 20 min. From there, it is a 15-min long train ride. When taking an airport taxi from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, expect to pay about € 40 for the trip.
The city of Delft has plenty of hotels and B&B's to chose from, for example:
As the PVSSS 2023 will take place in high touristic season, consider reserving your accommodation as soon as possible.