Delft
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Delft

The historic town of Delft is the birthplace of the famous painter, Jan Vermeer. Often called the "City of Princes", Delft is a town with an intricate canal system, cobblestone streets and pedestrian bridges. Renowned all over the world for its Blue Pottery, this is a town where you can spend a relaxing vacation.

 

Attractions in Delft

 

 

To see the famous Delftware, visit the Museum Lambert van Meerten. No trip to Delft would be complete without a visit to New Church, where you will see the mausoleum of William of Orange and the spectacular view of the city below. Oude Kerk features a leaning tower and impressive stained glass windows. Stroll down the streets or take a horse drawn carriage ride to see the sights of the town.

 

Places to Eat in Delft

Dine at a floating restaurant and stop into one of the many pubs for a cool refreshing drink. LEF (Doelenplein 2), run by 3 middleaged men, has wonderful 3 course meal, a well selected cellar of wines and wiskey, and charmingly random service.
l' Orage (Oude Delft 111b) boasts the only female chef cook with a Michelin star in Holland. You'll known you've been to a Michelin star restaurant by the superb food and the hole in your wallet. The cafe Stadscafe De Waag, just off central square, dates from 1647 and looks it.

Places to Stay in Delft

There are no five star hotels in Delft but the two four stars are more than adequate: BW Delft Museumhotel & Residence (Oude Delft 189) and Hotel de Ark (Koornmarkt 65). Both are in the center of Delft date from the 17th century and are fully restored.

 

 
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