Mark Vrolijk


Do you already know O’Grady’s Gastropub? This Irish restaurant opened on the Spui last year and now has plenty of news to report, with a great giveaway to top it all off.

Live music

If you like live music, that in itself is a reason to go to O’Grady’s. Because in May and June there are every Friday from 18.30 to 01.00 o’clock live performances. One time an Irish singer-songwriter, the next a swinging blues band. Admission is free.


In addition, you can now enjoy every Sunday from 01.00 until 15 . hour brunch. There are all kinds of delicacies waiting for you. From hot dishes, soups and quiches to croissants, freshly baked bread and sweets such as donuts and muffins. Add a juice and relax.

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Perfect with family or large group

This is also an ideal place for an evening out with children. You can book a family package for four, eight or twelve people for fixed prices. You get to choose a bottle of cava or four welcome drinks to toast together. In addition, you get a luxury bread board with it.

After that you get a huge sharing plate, full of tasty snacks to share. Make sure to save a spot for dessert. Every day is different, from a generously filled sundae to ice cream macaroons or crème brûlée. To book this package it is best to call or email .

It is also possible to O’Grady’s can be booked for your birthday, (wedding) party or company drink.

3 x chance of a trip

Ahead, another reason to going to O’Grady’s now. Under all reservations up to and including 30 August 30, the restaurant offers three fully arranged trips for two people away to Dublin. You will stay in an authentic Irish hotel from Thursday to Sunday, and transport, food and drinks have also been taken into account. You will also visit the Guinness Storehouse and several other local hotspots. So view the menu or book directly your table. Cheers!

Shopping through shops in search of beautiful interior accessories, original gifts and beautiful things for the home: do you love that too? Then go to Delft. We have listed five great things in the Princes City for you where you are sure to succeed.

Kaat & Lien

Dry flowers are an indispensable part of a household these days. At Kaat & Lien you will find the most beautiful dried flowers. They are for sale as a bouquet, in a vase, in a candlestick or even as a beautiful wreath. They sell Do It Yourself kits to make your own dried flower wreath; nice to give as a present! In addition to all the dried flowers, you will find vases, cards, candles and pillows. The store is located on Nieuwstraat 18.

Kaat & Lien. (Photo: Visit Delft)

Loco Lama

At Loco Lama you are sure to pass! They sell items for your interior, jewelry, gifts and fun things especially for children. Loco Lama distinguishes itself from other stores because they do not sell the standard stuff. So if you’re looking for unique items for your home, you’ve come to the right place. The address is Molslaan 18.

Loco Lama. (Photo: Visit Delft)

Green Fingers

By the name Green Fingers you may only think of plants. You can certainly buy it here, but there is much more! You can also find candles, mirrors, frames, hooks and crockery here. Also very nice are the storytiles. Each tile tells a miniature story with a funny twist. Perfect to fill up your wall! You will find Green Fingers on Burgwal 19.

Green fingers. (Photo: Visit Delft)

Rock Paper Scissors

Rock, paper, scissors sells homemade items. The owners symbolize the name of the store. Lies is ‘stone’ with her homemade jewelry from recycled or second-hand materials. Illustrator Veer with her beautiful watercolor nature illustrations is ‘paper’. And ‘scissors’ symbolizes Margo with her collages. She makes new collages printed on wood from her own and vintage photos. The address is Verwersdijk 2.

Rock Paper Scissors. (Photo: Visit Delft)


At Pleck you can eat and shop. Pleck is a real concept store where you can find everything! From trendy clothing and jewelry to all kinds of items for the home. Think of hooks, doorknobs, baskets, lamps and much more. It doesn’t stop there, there is also room for spirituality here. They sell insight cards, minerals and incense. You will find this business on the Voldersgracht 05A.

Pleck. (Photo: Visit Delft)


On Voldersgracht 18 do you think Dream, a concept store full of fun items, gifts, jewelry and home accessories for yourself or as a gift for someone else. From dried flowers and nice vases to trendy hair accessories, bags and beautiful earrings. You will certainly succeed here!

DREAM Concept Store Delft (Photo: Visit Delft)

Bonus tip: free parking

A nice bonus when shopping in Delft: you temporarily save for free parking. You will receive a parking ticket for 1 hour of free parking when you spend at participating retailers and restaurants. Ask for the conditions and show your parking ticket at checkout. You can use the parking balance immediately when paying in the participating parking garage or you can save the accumulated credit for a later moment in the promotion period.

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The technique is known as a man’s world, but Lana Bode (03) proves that women can also thrive in it . She follows an internal training course for a central heating engineer at SIMA Installatietechniek and explains what makes her job so much fun. “As a woman you are welcomed with open arms.”

Doing precision work and solving problems: there is nothing more fun for Lana. “I have been involved in technology for as long as I can remember. My father is a car mechanic and did many maintenance jobs in and around the house itself. Also to the boiler. Then I watched and I helped him with everything.”

Immediately a click

After high school she started looking for a challenging job in technology. “I was looking for something with a lot of responsibility and variety. When I came into contact with SIMA Installatietechniek, it clicked immediately. It turned out that the company is actively looking for female colleagues. I was immediately allowed to start with the internal training.”

This training means that you receive courses and theory lessons two days a week. The other days you go out with an experienced mechanic. You start right away in the first week. That’s great fun, because you gain practical experience right away. I started in November 2021 and if everything goes well, I can go on the road independently from the end of May. I’m really looking forward to that.”

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Lana is following internal training to become a central heating engineer. (Photo: SIMA Installatietechniek)

Just as exciting

Her introduction to the profession was a bit exciting in the beginning, because Lana has no experience whatsoever with this work. “When I first opened a central heating boiler, I didn’t know what I was seeing. Fortunately, you are never left to your own devices at SIMA. You go with an experienced colleague. She explains everything and guides you every step of the way.”

Positively surprised

Her work is very diverse. “It is partly key work, but you also have to be able to work well with a laptop. With modern central heating boilers, you use them to read out and solve malfunctions. I also like to make customers happy. If you no longer have heating or hot water, it can be very annoying. I like to solve problems and mean something to others.”

Many people are positively surprised when they see a woman at the door. “I have never had to deal with suspicion. That may also be because I am cheerful and enthusiastic myself. As a result, I have many nice contacts with people.”

Become a colleague of Lana!

Does Lana’s story inspire you and do you also think it would be fun to do this work? to do? Please contact SIMA Installatietechniek. Lana: “Experience and gender don’t matter. My call is: get over your doubts or tension and go for it!”