Delft is a great city where history and modernity go hand in hand. There are historic buildings and canals right alongside a world of (technological) innovation. This is because it is also home to the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), which is attended by over 25,000 students every year. All of these students make Delft is a real university town. And you can tell by the vibrancy of Delft’s street scene! 

Delft Creating History

Experimentation and innovation have always played a major role in Delft. Through the ages, Delft’s artists and scientists have been leaders in their fields and contributed to the development of the Netherlands.  

From Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the inventor of the microscope, to Johannes Vermeer who used camera obscura projections to create his 17th-century paintings. Today, Delft is a hub for quantum computers (QuTech), robotics that check operating theatres (DORA),  as well as energy-generating windows (Physee), inkless printers (Inkless), and solar-powered cars (Nuna). 

Discover how trade, technology, arts, and science have always made Delft thrive and changed both the Netherlands and the world for the better.   


Student van de TU Delft lopend met de Nuna op de Markt in Delft Student van de TU Delft bezig met een experiment