"Delving into Delft" Top 5 Page for this destination Delft by iandsmith
Delft Travel Guide: 505 reviews and 1,372 photos
My first, and unforgettable impression of Delft, after I'd cleared the railway station, was that tower. Every day I thought of it, wrote about it, photographed it, was almost mesmerised by it.
Imagine, you're working on a tower of this magnitude and it starts to lean - noticeably!
What to do? Well, you finish the tower then, so it isn't all totally out of alignment, you put the steeples in a vertical plane. Then it's all askew!
I loved it, Pisa eat your heart out.
Of course, it was almost at exactly the same time that I noticed something else about Delft. Try as I may, I couldn't find it anywhere on the tourist brochures and, when I started taking pictures, the people were clearly upset.
After he'd gone off at me in what I assume was Dutch, I explained I was from Australia and then he kindly explained to me that what he was doing only happened once a year, just before the tourist season.
Actually, it's a problem all round Holland. Testosterone driven young males with little better to do in their lives throwing bikes in the canals. In Amsterdam they have to clean every day, here only once a year, so I was told.
- Pros:Easy to get around, nice atmosphere, nice restaurants
- Cons:Museums and galleries aren't large
- In a nutshell:I loved the place, could happily spend a week there
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