Hotel de Ark
The Ark is a four star hotel, occupying three fully restored 17th century houses on the most beautiful canal in the old centre of Delft. Each of the hotel's luxury guest rooms has colour television, a data connection, a tele-phone, a personal safe and its own bathroom. A lift provides easy access to all rooms, the majority of which offer impressive views over the canal of the gardens. In the morning, a breakfast is served in the grandeur of a 17th century decorated breakfastroom.
In the evening, guests can relax in the Ark's cosy bar and lounge. Within easy walking distance of the Ark are restaurants, cinemas and shops. Delft's railwaystation (with direct connections to Amsterdam Airport) is just five minutes on foot.
The city Delft
The historic city centre is beautifully preserved, full of old canals spanned by picturesque bridges and lined by ancient buildings. Delft has many links with the Dutch royal family. William of Orange (William the Silent) was killed in the city's Prinsenhof (now a museum). Since then, all but one of the Netherlands' monarchs have been burried in the church on Delfts market square. Delft was home to the painter Johannes Vermeer. Delft Blue earthenware is admired all over the world. The Technical University of Delft is the oldest technical university in the Netherlands and still a global centre of academic excellence.