The history of Arsenaal Delft
Every stone has its own story to tell and every window looks onto another past. This peninsula between the waters of the Oude and Nieuwe Delft is steeped in history. You can still sense the trading spirit and smell the spices from ‘the East’. Every step in this rediscovered icon takes you back in time and every tread brings you closer to the origins of Delft…
One of Delft's icons
The Arsenaal is one of Delft’s icons and an essential element of the townscape. The literally picturesque and ‘Vermeerian’ (Johannes Vermeer) complex has a high cultural/historical value. No wonder it’s listed as a National Monument. Over the centuries, the buildings have had many functions, inhabitants, and visitors.