Travel information

Delft, one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands dating back to 1246, holds a rich historical legacy. Dubbed ‘de Prinsenstad’ (the Prince’s City), it served as the court city for William of Orange during the 16th century. Delft was also home to renowned figures such as painter Johannes Vermeer, inventor Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Lawyer Hugo Grotius, shaping its cultural and intellectual landscape. The picturesque city center boasts well-preserved canals, ancient merchant houses, old churches, and the magnificent city hall, drawing visitors year-round. Delft offers a range of quality accommodations to suit every traveller.


Situated in South Holland between Rotterdam and The Hague, Delft is nestled in the heart of the Netherlands. Please find the TUDelft map here. The DisCoVor Conference will be held in building 34.

Tourist Information

For comprehensive tourist information, including recommended restaurants, local hotspots, and attractions, visit the Tourist Information website.

Transportation & Directions

From Schiphol Airport to Delft

  • By Train: Direct trains depart from Schiphol Airport to Delft every half-hour, taking approximately 40 minutes. Purchase e-tickets online or single-use smart cards from NS service counters or ticket machines in the arrival hall. Consider acquiring an anonymous OV-chipkaart for convenient multi-modal travel across the Netherlands. Check NS timetables and fares here.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are available outside Schiphol's arrival hall, offering direct transport to Delft for around €70,- to €100,-.
  • By Car: Directions from Schiphol Airport to Delft can be easily navigated by car.

From Delft Train Station to the Conference Venue

The conference venue, located on the TU Delft Campus, is accessible from the train station via:

  • On Foot: A scenic 25-minute walk.
  • By Bus: Catch buses 40 or 174 from the station's nearby terminal to the conference venue ('Aula TU Delft').
  • By Taxi: Taxis are readily available adjacent to the bus terminal.
  • By bike: Some hotels offer a bike rental service and you can also rent an NS bike at the station.
  • By car: Parking at the TU Delft campus can be difficult, so we recommend using the transportation options mentioned above. If you prefer to arrive by car, you can find the campus map here.

In any of these situations, please be mindful of bicyclist.


Public Transportation in the Netherlands

The Netherlands boasts a well-connected public transport network, ideal for exploring neighbouring cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht via frequent train services. Notably, the Dutch railway system operates entirely on wind energy, pioneering sustainable travel.

  • All public transportation in the Netherlands allows you to check in with you debit card, credit card or mobile phone. Please find instructions here.

International Connections

Delft enjoys excellent international rail connections to Paris, Brussels, and other European cities, enhancing its accessibility for global travellers. Here you can find more information on trains going to other European countries.

Safety instructions

Ensuring safety is paramount in any environment. Whether at home, work, or exploring new places, being aware of potential hazards is crucial. Always prioritize personal well-being by adhering to safety guidelines and using common sense. Remember to look out for yourself and others (and bicyclist), especially in unfamiliar surroundings. By staying vigilant and proactive, we can all contribute to creating a safer environment for everyone. Here you can find some information on how to stay safe at the TUDelft.

The Dutch emergency contact phone number: 112

Incase of an emergency please contact Jerry Westerweel at: +31 6 22 695447

The TUDelft emergency contact phone number:  +31 15 27 88888


DisCoVor Delft’s charm, history, and vibrant culture as you navigate this captivating city and beyond. Enjoy your visit!