Delft is a city and municipality in the province of
South Holland, Netherlands. It is located between
Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the
northwest. Together with them, it is part of both
Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area and the
Delft is a popular tourist attraction in the
country. It is home to Delft University of
Technology (TU Delft), regarded as center of
technological research and development in the
Netherlands, Delft Blue pottery and the currently
reigning House of Orange-Nassau. Historically, Delft
played a highly influential role in the Dutch Golden
Age. Delft has a special place in the history of
microbiology. In terms of science and technology,
thanks to the pioneering contributions of Antonie
van Leeuwenhoek and Martinus Beijerinck, Delft can
be considered to be the true birthplace of
microbiology, with its several sub-disciplines such
as bacteriology, protozoology, and virology.
1. AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT
Schiphol Airport, the largest airport in the
Netherlands, is 35 minutes away from Delft. Every
day, various intercontinental and European flights
land here. From Schiphol you can easily travel to
Delft by train in 40 minutes or by car in 50
2. ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE AIRPORT
You can travel to Delft quickly and easily from 40
European destinations via Rotterdam The Hague
Airport. Several major airlines fly at Rotterdam The
Hague Airport, of which Transavia handles the most
The Airport is only a 15-minute drive from Delft.
You need an OV chip card to travel by public
transport. As a tourist you will purchase an
anonymous OV-chip card or a disposable OV-chip card.
You can buy single tickets at one of the NS vending
machines at the train station for a small extra
charge. Do you not have a public transport chip card
and do you want to travel by bus or tram? That is no
problem, for a small surcharge you buy a ticket from
Delft has two train stations; Delft Zuid and Delft
Center. From Delft Centrum station you can walk to
the city center in a few minutes.
Delft is centrally located between The Hague and
Rotterdam. As a result, trains run regularly to and
from the city, so you never have to wait long. It
only takes 10 minutes to get from Rotterdam and/or
The Hague to Delft by train, 45 minutes from
Amsterdam, and around three hours from Groningen and
Maastricht. View the current departure times of the
NS to plan your trip.
The new ‘Delft Centraal’ train station was opened in
2016. Delft is worth a visit just for the station
alone! From the station you can see the towers of
the Old Church and walk to the city centre in only a
In Delft two tram lines run from the HTM. A fun and
fast way to get to your destination.
This tram runs from Scheveningen beach to Delft
South. On the way you will pass all the great
highlights of both The Hague and Delft. For example,
step out for a visit to the Municipal Museum,
Mauritshuis, the Oude and Nieuwe Kerk or the Vermeer
This tram runs from Leidsenhage to Delft Station.
Get off at the Prinsenhof stop to cross directly to
Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Do you want to go to the
historic city center? From stops Prinsenhof and
Station Centrum you walk straight into the center.
Consult the current departure
times of HTM before departure.
There is a large bus platform in front of the new
station. Almost all city and intercity buses will
stop here. Transport companies are RET and Veolia.
Consult the current times of the buses before
The Netherlands Schengen
Depending on the purpose of your travel to the
Netherlands, there are different types of visas that
will apply to the occasion.
Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or
work and reside in Netherlands permanently, you will
have to apply for a different Dutch Schengen Visa,
You can apply for the Netherlands Schengen Visa
since 1995 when the Netherlands as an EU Member
State also became a member state of the Schengen
See the list of countries whose citizens need a visa
to enter Netherlands by clicking
Do I need a visa to visit the Netherlands?
General required documents for the Netherlands Visa
download the application form,
fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also
fill the Netherlands Schengen Visa application form
electronically and then print a hard-copy.
* 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of
passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a
light background. Learn more about
visa photo requirements and
* Your passport and copies of your previous visas –
valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are
required. Your passport must have at least two blank
* A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is
not recommended to purchase the ticket before
obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required.
Travel Visa Insurance
confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within the
Netherlands and the entire Schengen area
* A cover letter stating the purpose of a visit to
the Netherlands and itinerary
Flight itinerary reservation
with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and
exit from the Netherlands
Proof of accommodation for the whole
duration of the intended stay in the Netherlands
* Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth
certificate of children, death certificate of
spouse, ration card if applicable)
Proof of sufficient financial
means for the period of stay in the Netherlands.
The invitation letter will be sent upon the request
only when you register successfully.
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