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August 1st 2017
Published: August 4th 2017
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A Fun Day in DelftA Fun Day in DelftA Fun Day in Delft

Crazy Rickshaw
A new day and we are off. Another adventure in the tram, this time a little further to the town of Delft, famous for its blue and white hand painted pottery. It took a little time and a good walk to find the Delft Pottery factory but it was a pleasant walk along the side of a canal where boats and ducks and geese were gliding along. We came across an Indian bicycle rickshaw and of course had to stop for a photo op! We finally found the factory and were taken on a short tour where they explained how the pottery was made and how the designs were placed on the pottery. Very interesting and expensive! We did get some very small items wanting to keep our luggage light.

Following our tour we shared a taxi ride with a sweet couple from Kuwait and made our way into the centre of town which was a beautiful and impressive town square with an impressive church and a grand City Hall. There were shops with Delft pottery for sale, cheese shops, and other souvenir shops plus many open air cafes. Just a fantastic setting. We decided we had to try one
A Fun Day in DelftA Fun Day in DelftA Fun Day in Delft

Crazy Rickshaw
for our supper. A great idea and a delicious meal. We had a special Dutch treat for dessert - something call Poffertjes. Tiny pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar. Yum.

We wandered around the town square for a short time looking at all the fascinating shops and then made our way to the tram stop to head back home following a lovely day in Delft.

As it was fairly early, we stopped in at our little Surinamese cafe and enjoyed some live music for a short while. Our friend had told us Tuesday nights were their live music evenings. There was quite a good group of people and they were all very sweet and welcoming to us. As the cafe became more and more crowded we decided to make our way home.

Another great day comes to an end. So much to see and be grateful for. We are so blessed to have this wonderful adventure. Goodnight.

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Delft Factory TourDelft Factory Tour
Delft Factory Tour

Pottery molds
Delft Pottery WorkshopDelft Pottery Workshop
Delft Pottery Workshop

Where the work gets done
Bike ParkingBike Parking
Bike Parking

Everyone rides bikes - it's amazing to see young and old riding their bikes everywhere
Cheese shop - what else!Cheese shop - what else!
Cheese shop - what else!

Cows guarding the cheese
Delft CityDelft City
Delft City

View of the cafes
Delft CityDelft City
Delft City

Street view
Wooden shoeWooden shoe
Wooden shoe

How could we resist this chance?
Cheese to goCheese to go
Cheese to go

Wooden shoe funWooden shoe fun
Wooden shoe fun

Ride that shoe

A sweet Dutch treat

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