Delft city life
Delft is a city filled with cultural and historic landmarks which attract numerous visitors:
- Oude Kerk (“Old Church”)
- Nieuwe Kerk (“New Church”)
- The Eastern gate
- City Hall and the Central Market
- The Prices’ Court
- De Roos Windmill
Outdoor enthusiasts can find recreation in the “Delftse Hout”, a nature retreat with many bike lanes, horse-riding and hiking paths, as well as a lake for water sports. Delft also has other smaller parks, as well as a botanical garden.
Delft offers a wide range of restaurants and bars with diverse menus and traditions, belonging to the many immigrant communities in the city. Therefore, you can find Iranian diners, Italian pizzerias and Irish pubs, all in the same neighbourhood.
International atmosphere in Delft
Delft is one of the most international cities in the Netherlands, thanks to its tradition as an international student destination. Delft houses significant immigrant communities from South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This makes it a very cosmopolitan city, where English is widely spoken alongside Dutch. Other languages are also present among the local communities, according to their cultural heritage, such as Arabic, Chinese, Malay or French. The city’s population is mostly comprised of young people under 30, making Delft one of the most vibrant communities in the region.
The weather in Delft is quite consistent, with lots of precipitations distributed evenly throughout the year. The average amount of precipitation is 32.776 inches (83.25 cm), mostly rain with little or no snow. Winters are cold and wet and summers are wet, with few days of sunshine. The average temperature in January is 3.1 °C (37.6 °F) and in July it’s 17.9 °C (64.2 °F).