• Biotechnology Sciences Delft Leiden

About Delft

If you are planning on participating in one of our courses, you will spend that week in the lovely city of Delft. On this page you will find some handy tips and tricks to ensure a comfortable time here.


Delft is a popular tourist destination and there are many hotels, bed & breakfast and Airbnb locations located throughout the city. The following two hotels are within walking distance from the course location:

  • Hotel de Koophandel is about 3.5 km from the Department of Biotechnology and located on a very nice square in the city centre.
    Hotel de Koophandel can be arranged at your request by sending an email BiotechDelft@tudelft.nl
    Since we often arrange rooms at Hotel de Koophandel for our course participants, we can usually get you a discount
  • Hampshire Hotel Delft Centre is about 3.5 km from the Department of Biotechnology, located just outside the city centre, on walking distance from the city centre


The most convenient way of transport in the Netherlands is your trusty bicycle, and Delft is no exception to that. You can rent a bike at several places in the centre, such as FietsPlus Delft and Wijtman Tweewielers.

Apart from great cycling lanes, Delft also has a trustworthy bus network with three bus lines stopping at the Department of Biotechnology:

  • Line 69 in the direction of TU Technopolis
  • Lines 174 and 40 in the direction of Rotterdam

9292ov provides a handy and reliable app (Google Play, App Store) and website to plan your trip with public transit. The bus stop closest to the Department of Biotechnology is TU Kluyverpark.

Useful links

Good places to start your search for a hotel or bed & breakfast are:

The Buienradar app (Google Play, App Store) provides short-term local weather predictions, great to avoid short rain showers.

To get an impression of Delft before a course, you can watch this amazing video, made by a TU Delft PhD student: