Visitors wishing to see more of the Netherlands will find Delft a very convenient base. The travel times to other major towns by rail are shown below.
Amsterdam: 60 minutes
Haarlem: 40 minutes
The Hague: 15 minutes
Rotterdam: 15 minutes
Amsterdam is famous for its culture and history. Visit the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House or the Royal Palace. For more information about Amsterdam visit the Amsterdam tourist board.
Haarlem is undeservedly less famous than Amsterdam. The historic center offers much to visitors in the way of architecture and culture. It is home to the Frans Hals Museum of Dutch Masters and to the oldest museum in The Netherlands, the Teylers Museum. For more information about Haarlem visit Tourism Haarlem.
The Hague is the nation's capital and seat of parliament. The Hague however offers more than just Government buildings. Visit the Escher Museum or the miniature world of Madurodam. If the weather is good, take the tram to the famous sea-side town of Scheveningen. For more information about The Hague, visit The Hague tourist board.
The center of Rotterdam was destroyed during World War II and therefore misses the historical appearance of cities such as Amsterdam and Delft. However Rotterdam still has much to offer in the way of modern architecture. It also has an interesting collection of museums, including the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Maritime Museum. From Rotterdam it is also only a 30 minute ride by waterbus to the world-famous Kinderdijk. For more information about Rotterdam, visit the Rotterdam tourist board.