The best museums in Delft in November 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Delft, the Netherlands, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Vermeer Centrum Delft1

    Vermeer Centrum Delft

    Vermeer Centrum Delft is dedicated to the life of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). The museum covers his work and his relationship to Delft. The permanent exhibition illustrates how Johannes Vermeer worked in his studio. In addition, the stories are told of the 37 paintings that the V
  2. Museum Prinsenhof Delft2

    Museum Prinsenhof Delft

    Museum Prinsenhof Delft is one of the Top 100 UNESCO monuments in the Netherlands. The museum illustrates the story of William of Orange and his role in the formation of the Dutch Republic. It is situated at the place where he was killed. The museum exhibits paintings, historical artefacts, prints a
  3. Royal Delft3

    Royal Delft

    Did you know that the iconic Delftware is actually painted with black? While baking in the oven, the black changes to the familiar, intense blue color. Delft Blue is still made by hand in a traditional way at Royal Delft. Here you can see our painters and craftsmen at work in the factory. In the mus
  4. Science Centre Delft4

    Science Centre Delft

    Science Centre Delft shows what students and researchers from the Technical University of Delft do on a daily basis, and on which subjects their research focuses. The museum displays research equipment and graduation projects. The visitor can take part in the research in the open workshops. The disp
  5. TU Delft Hortus Botanicus5

    TU Delft Hortus Botanicus

    The TU Delft Hortus Botanicus is home to thousands of plant species and includes an arboretum, a central garden and glass houses with tropical plants. The Hortus of the TU Delft is a technical garden where research on plants has taken place since 1917. Research projects related to plants are still u
  6. Museum Paul Tetar van Elven6

    Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

    The Paul TĂ©tar van Elven museum Is housed in a 16th century canal house. The house was inhabited by the Dutch painter, collector and teacher Paul Tetar van Elven in the period from 1864 to 1894. The property still has the well-preserved 19th century authentic interior, including Delft pottery, orien
  7. Medical and Pharmaceutical museum De Griffioen7

    Medical and Pharmaceutical museum De Griffioen

    In the old centre of Delft at Koornmarkt 66 a unique collection of ancient medical, nursing, dental and pharmaceutical instruments is displayed to the public. After 50 years of collecting medical and pharmaceutical items, the foundation” De Griffioen” was founded. The museum provides an insight in t
  8. Nieuwe Kerk8

    Nieuwe Kerk

    The Nieuwe Kerk in the city of Delft, is, with its 108.75 meter tower, the church with the highest church tower in the Netherlands, after the Dom Tower in Utrecht. The church is known for the Praalgraf of Willem van Oranje.
  9. Oude Kerk9

    Oude Kerk

    The Oude Kerk in Delft is one of the two large old churches in Delft, in the Dutch province of South Holland; the other large old church in Delft is the Nieuwe Kerk. The Oude Kerk dates from 1246.
  10. Van Meerten House10

    Van Meerten House

    Discover the extraordinary home of Lambert van Meerten. This successful industrialist was an enthusiastic collector of old building fragments, furniture, and Delftware. His collection grew to such an extent that he had a house built especially for it. Also today some of Lambert's extraordinary col

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