City of Delft

Delft is a medium sized city in the Netherlands with approximately 100,000 inhabitants. It lies in the centre of the Randstad region, the economic heart of the Netherlands.


Delft, a 16th century city, is primarily known for its typically Dutch old city centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware), its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange and of course Delft University of Technology. The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is of great importance to the city. Not only is it the biggest employer, it owns and occupies large premises (land and buildings) and its students and staff give identity to the city. The TU Delft creates new jobs through technology transfer and spin-offs, and runs the advanced incubator Yes!Delft.
Delft plays a leading role in various technological sectors and is one of the world’s best when it comes to ICT, Industrial Biotechnology and Water and Delta Technology.

The wide range of high-quality educational programmes on offer in Delft ensures a steady increase in the number of professionals and scientists. Close cooperation between research institutes and the business community means that Delft is an attractive city for innovative organisations to establish. Delft provides the perfect environment for top-class achievements.

City of Delft

Department of Urban and Economic Development
PO Box 78
2600 ME Delft
The Netherlands

Margie Burger
Project Manager

+31 6 5273 9396


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