There is more to Delft than blue and white China. The university city has innovative industry, great museums and a thriving international community as well. The Expat Delft website lists local information sources, social clubs, blogs and service providers to help you make the most of your stay.
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Renowned for the white and blue pottery or Delftware produced in Delft from the 18th century onwards, Delft is a popular destination with tourists. The Delft expat community is also sizeable, given the university and the city’s proximity to The Hague and Rotterdam.
Three hundred years later William van Oranje (also known as William the Silent) relocated to Delft. William commanded the Dutch resistance against the Spanish invasion. He decided that Delft was equipped with the essential city walls needed to serve as the movements’ headquarters. William was shot dead in 1584, starting a family tradition of being buried in the Nieuwe Kerk.
In 1654, a gunpowder store exploded killing and wounding thousands of people. The Delft Explosion destroyed much of the city.
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Undoubtedly Delft’s most famous son was Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Like other members of the artistic Delft School, Vermeer painted the streets and domesticity of Delft, including Girl with the Pearl Earring, which hangs in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague.
Over 16000 students attend the Delft University of Technology. TU students are responsible for designing Nuna – a series of manned solar powered vehicles, that have won numerous international competitions in this specialized field of transport engineering.
Delft for Expats
Delft has all the usual amenities and facilities expected of a Dutch city of this size. Restaurants, cafes, museums, cinemas, sporting facilities and nature areas – are all available to meet the various needs of the residents. The closest international schools are located in The Hague and Rotterdam.
The majority of neighborhoods in Delft have easy access to the motorway and public transport. With only a 15min train ride to either Rotterdam or The Hague, many families choose to live in Delft, and commute to these larger cities for work, school, and pleasure.
Expats looking for information about moving to Delft should visit the official city website (www.delft.nl). There are also various expat social groups and clubs which can provide support for new arrivals.
Expat Amstelveen http://www.expatamstelveen.com
Expats in Almere http://www.expatsinalmere.com
Expats in Amsterdam http://www.expatsinamsterdam.com
Expat Arnhem http://www.expatarnhem.com
Expat Breda http://www.expatbreda.com
Expats in Delft http://www.expatsindelft.com
Expats in Eindhoven http://www.expatsineindhoven.com
Expat Enschede http://www.expatenschede.com
Expats in Groningen http://www.expatsingroningen.com
Expats in Haarlem http://www.expatsinhaarlem.com
Expat Hilversum http://www.expathilversum.com
Expat Leeuwarden http://www.expatleeuwarden.com
Expats in Leiden http://www.expatsinleiden.com
Expats in Maastricht http://www.expatsinmaastricht.com
Expats in Nijmegen http://www.expatsinnijmegen.com
Expats in Rotterdam http://www.expatsinrotterdam.com
Expats in The Hague http://www.expatsinthehague.com
Expats in Tilburg http://www.expatsintilburg.com
Expats in Utrecht http://www.expatsinutrecht.com
Expat Wassenaar http://www.expatwassenaar.com
If you are a small firm in Delft, the Expat Delft website will help you to reach internationals for as little as €2 a week.
Delft law firms specializing in internationals and immigration law, housing rental firms in Delft, Delft language schools, creche services, relocation agencies, Delft tax advisors and dentists can all benefit from the approach offered by Expats in Delft.
Expats also need other Delft companies, such as car hire, plumbers, gardeners and doctors. Expat Delft can help every sort of company reach the city’s international population.
Expat Delft is published by the Dutch News BV group.
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