The Delft marina is an excellent base for a couple of wonderful days in this lovely historical town in Dutch province of South Holland. Mooring in Delft for recreational purposes has growing popularity: last year alone, almost 1700 recreational vessels and 118 charters moored in Delft for a spot of sight-seeing and relaxation.
Sanitary facilities are available at the harbour offices, Hooikade 13. You can make use of the shower facilities and the washing machines and dryer on location. You can also drop off your used water at this facility.
The beautiful historic city-centre of Delft is within walking distance of the harbour and can be reached via a thoroughfare under the ‘Kapelsbrug’. Within five minutes you will find yourself in the city centre. The quaint streets are already an experience in themselves: you wander along historic gables, hundred-year-old canals and little alley ways. In the most unexpected places you may find hidden-away courtyards and many unique little shops. The city-centre also has numerous cafés and restaurants and beautiful market squares where you can sit and have coffee outside. As soon as the sun comes out the streets become lively and vibrant.
Main attractions are, to name a few, the Old Church (1350), the New Church (1496), and a visit to the museum ‘Prinsenhof Delft.’ In the Delft Vermeer Centrum you will find out all you want to know about the famous 17th century Delft painter Johannes Vermeer. Furthermore, ‘De Porceleyne Fles,’ where the famous Delft Blue pottery is made, lies just outside the city centre, and is also within walking distance of the marina.
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