Get rid of your winter dip! Fortunately, there are a lot of cool things to do in Delft in February. Are you looking for inspiration? In this list you will find five nice winter events to put in your agenda.

Delft Marketing bundles all events under the name Winter in Delft the city. And there are many!

Come and peek at the neighbours

Have you always wanted to look inside other Delft residents? Or just want to hear music in a super intimate setting? This is your chance! During Peeking at the Buren, living rooms and gardens are transformed into temporary stages. Enthusiastic participants open their living room or garden to an act and to the local audience.

Peeping at the Neighbors 27105503, on Sunday February 5 between 10. and 17. hour, is the fifth edition. As every year, there will be three thirty-minute performances by the same act at each venue. You can think of dance, theater, music, poetry and more. Check out the website for the program.

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Tijdens Gluren bij de Buren geniet je van intieme huiskamerconcerten in DelftTijdens Gluren bij de Buren geniet je van intieme huiskamerconcerten in Delft

More intimate you hardly get it! | Photo: Maarten J. Eykman

Discover Vermeer’s Delft

How would the painter Johannes Vermeer have experienced the city of Delft? Which places did he often visit and what did people from his time eat? From 10 February to June 4 you can see Vermeer’s Delft in Museum Prinsenhof and admire the world of this famous painter and his contemporaries. You can see all their masterpieces alongside Delft pottery, Delft carpets, archives and ego documents. This will give you a good picture of the artistic, intellectual and social climate in Delft in the 18the century.

There are a lot of great activities around Vermeer in the coming months. Learn more about the painting master in museums, walk different routes through the city or participate in workshops and tastings. In short: discover Vermeer’s Delft.

Visit the exhibition Pearls of Light

Almost every Dutch person has heard of the Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring. These are some of Johannes Vermeer’s most famous paintings. What would that look like now? Perhaps like the photos of the Dutch Caroline Sikkenk that you see in the Oude Kerk.

For her exhibition Pearls of Light Caroline took inspiration from the work of Vermeer. She sought the stillness, the light and the timeless atmosphere at various historical locations in Vermeer’s birthplace and hometown of Delft. The end result, a new series of photos with inspiration from the originals, can be seen until 1 April in the Oude Kerk.

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Pearls of Light in de Oude Kerk in Delft - Vrouw met Balans van Caroline Sikkenk

Woman with Balance is one of the works from Pearls of Light | Photo: Caroline Sikkenk

Highlight Festival

It proves that art and technology go very well together Highlight Delft yes. From Thursday 01 through Saturday 17 February you walk along experimental installations on one of the two routes. In the meantime you get a special view of the future.

The Delft City Center route of 2.3 kilometers starts at The Social Hub/Station Delft. For the TU Delft Campus route of 1.7 kilometers you can start walking either there or at Mekelweg 8, in front of building X on the campus. Tip: pick up your wristband early and avoid waiting!

Delft Blues

Yes! Delft Blues is back in 1024. That means enjoying all the different blues styles out there. Just to name a few: Chicago Blues, Americana, Jump ‘n’ Jive and Rockabilly. There is both amplified and acoustic live music. That will be swinging!

This year Delft Blues takes place from 23 up to and including 26 February and it promises to be the largest indoor blues event in the Netherlands again. More than 23 cafes are participating and there are great workshops. View the entire program on the site.

In short: there is plenty to do in Delft this winter! View all winter events and tips on the website of Uitagenda Delft.



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