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Delft as home base?

I’ll be in the Netherlands for 3-4 days in November. I’ve been several times before (albeit some years ago). While there are things we plan to do in Amsterdam, I’m considering making our home base out of the city for a different experience. Delft perhaps? Or any other suggestions? Thanks!

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All the transit goes thru hub of Amsterdam . recon;sider your stay unless u have. Real benefit To being in Delft.

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We loved our week in Leiden. Beautiful , canal laced university town with good choices of restaurants, museums,. Easy to travel on main train line to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, etc.

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We just got back from staying 3 nights in Amsterdam and 3 nights in Delft. Delft is a great place to stay. Beautiful canals and not overly crowded. Easy access by train to other places of interest. Rotterdam airport is about a 10 min taxi ride. We stayed at a quirky hotel in the central area of Delft. Its was very pretty and convenient but the rooms were small and hot and I would probably choose an alternative hotel if I was to return.


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In June we visited the Netherlands, 3 nights Amsterdam, 4 nights Delft, 4 nights Hoorn. Delft was my favorite city in the country. Very pretty and easy rail connections to the rest of the country. We stayed in the RS recommended Hotel Leeuwenbrug and liked it a lot.

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Delft is a charming town. I would definitely consider staying there for a different experience than Amsterdam.

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The Hague is not as charming, but it does have good rail connections and fine art museums. You can travel to Delft by tram.

If you want to spend most of your time in A'dam, consider staying in Haarlem and commuting.

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Make it Leiden or Delft.
Leiden has a much larger historical centre, is livelier and has you in Amsterdam within 40 mins.
Delft you'll probably find prettier, is more tourist-orientated and takes 20 mins longer to get you in Amsterdam.

All the transit goes thru hub of Amsterdam
A quick look at the railway map makes clear that's not true, not even for Schiphol airport.