"Playing tourist on a beautiful sunny but cold day" Top 5 Page for this destination Delft by Mique
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Since i live so close to Delft i really needed to visit this place again. I had been here occasionally before but now i went to investigate all the possibilities for a VT-meeting here. And that is always a good reason to do some preliminary reseach yourself..
And it is such a nice city to play tourist in.. Due to the Technical University that is based here, the city has a vast number of students and that makes it a very lively place with lots of people on bike and many many bars..
But it is also a very old city and quite well preserved. And making such a visit to a place teaches you all sorts of new things about a place. For example i never knew that Delft actually came from Delf (Delven means to dig) since people started digging for peat here at the end of the 10th century. And that the 't' was added to the name later on and is probably due to the local accent..
And then there is of course the connection with our Royal family all throughout history up to this age.. Since the assasination of William the Silent in 1584 in the Prinsenhof (court of the Prince) the royal burials take place in teh Nieuwe Kerk (new church)
- Pros:Much history in a well-preserved environment
- Cons:Non that i found on my trip here
- In a nutshell:Absolutely inviting and historically interesting town
Here used to be the convent of the holy ghost but when it turned into an orphanage for girls, the building was torn down... more travel advice
It is very hard to miss this tomb if you enter the new church. Walk up to it and look at it at your leisure . There are... more travel advice
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