Welcome to Delft, one of the cosiest cities in South Holland! Delft is famous throughout the world thanks to its connection with a well-known Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery, and the royal family. It is a lovely city nearby The Hague with a compact city centre where you can barely see cars. This makes the city even more enjoyable to walk around. Most of the sights can be reached within a 20 minutes walk from the city centre.
To have an interesting day out, you may want to visit The Science Centre Delft which has many interactive features and is maintained by the university. By the way, Delft University of Technology is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands with one of the biggest campuses in the world! For really curious ones, Delft has a tobacco museum where you can find out the history of tobacco trade and see a large collection of pipes. Don’t forget that you can get a free access to more than 400 museums in the Netherlands by purchasing a museum card. For more information about advantages of it and purchase instructions, use the link: Dutch museums.
Despite of being quite a small city, mostly for pedestrians, Delft has easy and convenient public transportation. To get train or bus tickets at a lower price, we advise you to get an OV chipkaart which can be used for every type of transport. You can get an anonymous OV chipkaart for free in supermarkets such as Jumbo.To order a personal OV chipkaart, check out the link: OV chipkaart order online. One of the most convenient apps for all types of public transposition is 9292. For android, use the link: 9292 for android. For IOS, use the link: 9292 for IOS.
Coming to the Netherlands, you should keep in mind that there are very strict rules regarding disposal of waste. Avalex is a waste management company which is responsible for waste collection in some areas, including Delft. To find locations of waste containers, please go to the website: Disposal of waste in Delft and put your zip code and street number to the green search box. To know waste separation rules, click on the link: Types of waste.
If you want to meet new people among other internationals living in Delft, we suggest you to check out different communities such as Delftians (a network of Delft expatriates), ACCESS (a NGO serving internationals), AAG (a student society) and many more. For more information, visit the municipality website: International communities in Delft.
All in all, we really hope that you will enjoy your stay in Delft and have plenty of memories created! If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at +31 88 170 3000.