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August 1st 2013
Published: August 2nd 2013
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We took the tram to Delft today. (The tram system in Holland is absolutely brilliant.) Delft is just 12kms from The Hague and is a beautiful, beautiful little city. It's medieval structure has been preserved unbelievably well. It is also the home of William of Orange, Johannes Vermeer and of course Delftware! We followed an historical walk trail which took us to The Oude Kerk, (Old Church) built in the 11th century and the The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) built in the 14th century. The Oude Kerk is the final resting place of the famous Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer and the Nieuwe Kerk is the final resting place of William of Orange. We visited the Markt (Market), walked along the canal lined streets, crossed many of Delft's iconic bridges and admired the traditional Delft houses. We also spent time in the Royal Delft porcelain store. Hand painted Delftware is extremely expensive. I have always loved the Delft porcelain tray that my mother gave me a number of years ago but now I love it even more! We took a guided boat tour on the canals and to end our day in Delft treated ourselves to a dinner of traditional Dutch Kroketten
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Beautiful Delft Houses
(croquettes) in a lovely little cafe. Oh and Clive had another Heinekin . . . of course! Weather was fantastic today, a beautiful 28 degrees. Tomorrow is expected to be 32 degrees so we are of to the seaside resort of Scheveningen!


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Inside the Royal Delft Shop
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Found a new friend in Delft.
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Delft's leaning church.
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William of orange mausoleum
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Grave stone of Johannes Vermeer
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Broodtje Krokette!


2nd August 2013

Delft is really pretty isn\'t it? It is an absolute must see when in Holland. Two things you must do in Scheveningen. Firstly, touch the North Sea. Secondly have poffertjies with speck and maple syrup.
5th August 2013

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Hi guys, Delft looks lovely. I would love to visit the Royal Delft shop too. I wonder how many teapots I could bring home? Love, KT
12th August 2013
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New friends in Delft - Cows
Ciao bella. The cows look a little stiff in Delft - it would have made a much more interesting photo if you were milking it! Rose, BFFxxx Miss ya.

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