Discover The Netherlands

Amsterdam, Prinseneiland

People often think of the Netherlands as a country full of windmills, tulip fields, dykes, and canals. But the Netherlands has so much more to offer. The Netherlands is also a country of art, culture, events, and festivals. Just think of the world-famous Dutch masters Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Vermeer.


Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, has more than 50 museums with an extremely diverse range of collections and exhibitions. The largest and most well-known are without exception of international allure: the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, the Hermitage, Anne Frank House and the Rembrandt House. Amsterdam is of course also known for its romantic canals, the diamond industry, the nightlife, the flower market, the red light district and its enormous range of shops.

Distance from Delft: 60 km (44 minutes by car/ trains 4 times per hour)

The Hague

Although The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands, it still has a friendly and lively atmosphere. The Hague offers visitors a combination of fun on the beach and a modern urban lifestyle in a historical setting. The city has prominent museums and theatres and festivals all year round. The Mauritshuis, for example, has an extensive collection of great masters, including the world-famous ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by the Delft master Johannes Vermeer. The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague is famous for its collection of Piet Mondrian paintings, including the iconic ‘Victory Boogie Woogie’.

Distance from Delft: 13 km (14 minutes by car/ trains 4 times per hour)

Mauritshuis Den Haag
The Hague, Mauritshuis and National Government Offices


Rotterdam is a young, dynamic city with international allure and a vibrant beating heart. It is a city that continues toregenerate and reinvent itself at an extremely fast pace. Each time you return, a new building has been added to the already impressive skyline, and there are always new and surprising cultural and sports events. This makes Rotterdam a city that you discover all over again every time you visit it. Rotterdam is an open and hospitable city and easy to get to by boat, train, car, and airplane. The many attractions are also easy to get to by public transport.

Distance from Delft: 13 km (14 minutes by car/ trains 4 times per hour)

Rotterdam, View from the Erasmus Bridge