“In love with Delft”

This website is an initiative of Delvenaar Geert de Vries (1961) from text agency Copyplatform.nl. ‘I was born and raised on the Beestenmarkt, in the heart of the city center. My father owned De Goedkoope Verfwinkel at number 9 for 50 years. The store still exists, in 2021 no less than 140 years. In my youth I was already in love with my city, and the love has only deepened. Delft is so beautiful, especially on a quiet Sunday morning. When I walk across the Markt and see the Nieuwe Kerk and the Stadhuis showing off, I get goose bumps. I also love walking along the Oude Delft, because of the breathtaking view of the Oude Kerk.

Strangely enough, I never realized that besides all the monuments, there is much more to admire. Delft is literally full of art treasures. But because of all the other splendor you quickly look past them. In any case, I discovered them pretty late, partly thanks to the online databases of Kunstwacht and the Delft photographers René and Peter van der Krogt. I have translated their diligent work into a walking route that opens up public art to everyone, Delftenaars and visitors, young and old. With this initiative I want to contribute and give something back to my beloved city, as a thank you for sixty years of living. In this corona time, with the obligatory one and a half meter distance, the art walk offers a unique opportunity to get to know Delft from an unexpected side. New art routes, in the suburbs, are in development. To be continued!’

Partners

Going out and about in Delft?  Discover the history of the city with Delft.com as your guide; this website is the place to read up on all the hotspots. In collaboration with Delft Marketing, the Art Walking Tour has its own booklet available. For € 5.50 you can purchase and collect it  at the tourist information office in the Kerkstraat. Click here to get your booklet.
On the corner of the Peperstraat and the Koornmarkt, opposite the tour boat, Koffie & Zo has been a household name since 2015. In addition to delicious coffee from Single Estate, you can enjoy a wide selection of homemade sweets, a tasty lunch or high tea. Looking for a nice gift or gadget? At Koffie & Zo you will find a changing assortment of vintage furniture, coffee accessories and original gifts. For more information: www.koffieenzodelft.nl. Or visit the Facebook page..

Bronnen

https://delft.kunstwacht.nl

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_beelden_in_Delft

https://standbeelden.vanderkrogt.net

https://indebuurt.nl/delft

https://www.delfia-batavorum.nl

https://www.delftopzondag.nl

https://www.achterdegevelsvandelft.nl

https://www.delft.nl/wonen/monumenten

Cees Boekraad, Rein Geurtsen, Gertjan van der Harst, Arjan Hebly, Willemijn Wilms Floet, Hielke Zijlstra e.a., Architectuurgids Delft 2009. 

A.P.A. van Daalen, ‘Straatmeubilair’, in: De stad Delft, Cultuur en Maatschappij van 1813 tot 1914, Delft 1992.

Annelies Haase en Leonie ten Duis, Oude en nieuwe beelden in Delft, Delft 1996.

Peter en René van der Krogt, Gevelstenen in Delft, Alphen aan den Rijn 1985.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this website has been compiled with care and is updated regularly. Nevertheless, the editors cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness. No rights can be derived from the information provided. The editors accept no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the content. Did you find any inaccuracies? Or do you have tips or suggestions? Please let us know via info@kunstwandelingdelft.nl.

 

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