Charm of the old city

Few can resist the charm and beauty of the old city centre, a fabric of narrow streets, magnificent squares and medieval canals. If Delft painters like Johannes Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch or the seventeenth-century pioneers of Delft Blue pottery were to wander the streets today, they would find many scenes virtually unchanged. You can still buy bread, here, from the person who baked it, cheese from the person who aged it and beer from the person who brewed it. For those who prefer life in the fast lane, however, there are places to get your lattes-to-go, juice bars and supermarkets with (vegan) ready meals. A visit to will give you a good impression of the rich variety of events and activities – music, drama, tours, open-air markets etc – regularly on offer in Delft. And for festivals and events have a look here, they will tell you what is happening at the moment.