TU Delft is located in the historic city of Delft. It is the city of Willem of Orange, Hugo de Groot, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Johannes Vermeer. They have, through their creativity and innovation skills, provided Delft with an international reputation.
Delft is a city of high tech and design par excellence where apart from TU Delft also TNO, UNESCO/IHE (the Dutch institute for water education) GeoDelft (an international risk management consultancy) and WL/Delft Hydraulics are based. It is a pleasant town to live in, in the middle of the lively Randstad area full of culture and history.
The Randstad area also comprises the cities of Den Haag (The Hague) with its International Court of Justice and the National Parliament and Rotterdam with its extensive harbour area.