About Delft

TNO and latterly DIANA FEA BV has been based in Delft since the 1970s.   The first thing that comes to mind when most people think of Delft is Delftware pottery - but there's a lot more to it than that!   For visitors to our office we have put together here a set of useful links including hotels, transport details, places to visit and other items of interest in the region.

 

History

The City of Delft received its charter in 1246 and by 1572 was the seat of William of Orange, it has kept its close links with the Royal Family (the house of Orange-Nassau) since that time.  

In the 13th and 14th centuries the city grew rich from weaving and trade but nowadays it has grown into a technology based city being home to both the Technical University of Delft and TNO (the Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research).

In its centre is a small city where day-trippers stroll its narrow, canal-lined streets and relax in the many street-side bars and restaurants.

For a detailed guides of things to see and events taking place in the City see the Delft Tourism website.   Alternatively if you would like to take a trip "further afield" check out the tourism sites for The Hague, RotterdamAmsterdam or Holland's main tourism site.

Where is it and How do we get Around?

Delft is nestled between Rotterdam (15km) and the Hague (10km) and is easily accessible by car, train and even bicycle from both!  We're about 45 minutes by car (or train) from Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), or just 15 minutes by car from Rotterdam "the Hague" Airport.  If you're coming from the UK, you can even arrive by overnight ferry and be with us within 30 minutes.

Useful transport websites:  

www.ns.nl  the national rail transport website

www.9292ov.nl journey planner for all of your trips, by foot, tram, bus, car and even ferry!

Delftse Taxicentral Deltax  local taxi company in Delft

From November 2014 a new service became available in Delft.  The "DAM DELFT SHUTTLE", a small fleet of Tuk Tuk's are now available to transport you to, from and within the TU Delft Campus, Delftechpark and Technopolis between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00.   The cost of this service is currently €1.50 for journeys 0-3km, and €3.00 for journeys of 3-6km.  To book, just call 06 211 42 987, or see the DAM Nederland website for more information. 

 

Where would you like to stay?

As you can imagine, Delft attracts a wide range of visitors from all walks of life, and with that in mind the City has a wide range of hotels from bed & breakfasts to five star hotels.  These are just a few, with an estimate of the nightly rate, which our visitors have used in the past:

 

Hotel/Website Rating & Description Location Distance to DIANA FEA BV Approximate Cost

Soul Inn Bed & Breakfast 

www.soul-inn.nl

*** B&B/ Apartments 

"Retro splendor"

Residential area of Delft (9min walk from station)

4.3km €55-€100 per night

de Bieslandse Heerlijkheid Bed & Breakfast 

www.bieslandheerlijkheid.nl

*** B&B

"Relaxing country luxury"

Countryside east of Delft (13 min taxi ride from station) 3.5km €70-€100 per night

The Leeuwenbrug 

www.leeuwenbrug.nl

*** Small Hotel & Apartments

"A mix of old style and modern features" 

Centre of Old Delft (7 min walk from station)

2.7km €83-€135 per night

Hotel de Emauspoort 

www.emauspoort.nl

*** Small Hotel

"Can be quirky and always friendly"

Centre of Old Delft (12 min walk from station)

2.7km €94-€107 per night

Hotel Royal Bridges 

www.royalbridges.nl

**** Small Hotel & Apartments

"Quiet & Comfortable" 

Centre of Old Delft (8 min walk from station)

2.8km €94-€157 per night

Hotel de Koophandel 

www.hoteldekoophandel.nl

*** Small hotel

"Couldn't get more central" 

Centre of Old Delft (13 min walk from station) 2.6km €94-€114 per night

Hampshire Delft Hotel 

www.hoteldelftcentre.nl

**** Corporate Hotel

"Clean and corporate"

Just outside Old Delft Centre (18 min walk from station)

2.6km €99-€149 per night

Westcord Hotel 

www.westcordhoteldelft.nl

**** Corporate hotel

"Bright and business like"

Commercial area outside of Delft Centre (10 min taxi ride from station)

2.6km €107-€112 per night

At the time of writing all have good reviews, but we would suggest you check out www.tripadvisor.com for reviews of the above and any other hotels you might like to consider.

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