Museum Prinsenhof Delft

Museum Prinsenhof Delft: Our most recommended tours and activities

Delft: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

1. Delft: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Escape from 16th-century Delft during this exhilarating tour. Get to know Balthasar Gérard and help him find Delft's secret passages. Balthasar devised a plan to get close to the well-guarded William the Silent. And yes, Balthasar succeeded, after which he almost immediately started an intense argument with him. In fact, the discussion got so out of hand that Balthasar did something terrible. He had to flee, quickly, before anyone found out about it. His only way out was the secret passage out of Delft! Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk towards Prinsenhof, marvel at Museum Prinsenhof (former monastery), and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Delft: "The Blue's Clues" City Exploration Game

2. Delft: "The Blue's Clues" City Exploration Game

Start your adventure with a mystery you need to solve. The mystery could go something like this: you wake up in the middle of the street in sixteenth-century Delft. You look around with a headache, not remembering what happened last night. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds. Exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. The city game starts at Oosterpoort. It will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, and you can also explore at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Delft Windmill de Roos. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to download and play the city game on their phones. Alternatively, each person can make their own purchase.

Delft: Museum Prinsenhof Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

3. Delft: Museum Prinsenhof Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

The Museum Prinsenhof Delft offers a unique opportunity to explore the history of the Netherlands, Delft, and Delftware. Learn all about the history of Delft and the rest of the country as you explore the museum, itself a building of great historical importance. The museum is located on the site of some of the most dramatic and consequential events in Dutch history including the assassination of William of Orange, the Father of the Dutch Nation. The bullet holes of the assassination are still visible. Learn more about the famous inhabitants of Delft's past such as the world-famous painter Johannes Vermeer, Michiel van Mierevelt, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and Hugo de Groot. Discover the role that the citizens of Delft played in the history of the Netherlands and how Delftware became the global brand it is today. See some beautiful Delftware pieces in the museum next to beautiful paintings from the period known as the 'Golden Age'.

Delft: Guided Walking Tour

4. Delft: Guided Walking Tour

Your morning or afternoon in Delft will start at your hotel or if you travel to Delft from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. Walk into the paintings of legendary Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer, on this lovely guided walking tour through the artist's hometown, and the place where the great majority of his masterpieces were set – the old town of Delft. Find several highlights as you walk along the old streets, including the town hall, the ancient church, and the beautiful Agnetapark. Many of the sights of Delft are closely tied to the royal family; it was in the Prince's Court, for instance, that the founding father of the Netherlands, William of Orange, was murdered, and it is in the town's new church that his tomb as well as the graves of the Dutch royal family are displayed. Delft is famous for one other thing, aside from its connection to Vermeer and William of Orange – its celebrated pottery tradition. Those who would like admire the traditional earthenware and the famous "Delft Blue" hues in which they come can visit some of the pottery places in town.

Delft: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

5. Delft: Secrets of the City In-App Exploration Game

Gather your closest friends for a fascinating adventure through the city of Delft. Play a fun game on your phone and explore the local landmarks and some secret locations along the way. Challenge yourself to interactive tasks and unlock clues to keep the game going. Download the game app and head over to the Markt in the Binnenstad neighborhood. Explore the area and buy a snack or two before pressing play to start your journey. Allow the app to lead you around the area, coming across iconic sites such as the Nieuwe church. Finish the game all at once or take your time to wander around the city, pausing the app and restarting it whenever you feel like it. Stay engaged throughout your experience by solving puzzles that will unlock your next destinations.

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What people are saying about Museum Prinsenhof Delft

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 17 reviews

The murder of William of Orange had been covered in our granddaughter's class. She was also told about the museum she would like to visit. It was a success, she listened carefully to all the audio.

Great tour through Delft with Harold. Learned about the history, visited one of the official Delfts Blue pottery and the New and Old church.

Very informative. 1-2 furnished rooms would give the very beautiful old building even more flair.

Skip was very knowledgeable and explained everything in a clear, enjoying and fluent way.

A very good service, and very friendly, definirle recomendable.