"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 and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Delft: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 20, 2003
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  • Pijlmans's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Goede tips, dank je wel...Wij gaan ook een dagje de toerist uithangen in Delft! Dennis

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    Nice stuff, thanks for sharing.

  • Aug 12, 2006 at 10:08 AM

    Hi Mique! What a lovely city! This one's definitely on my *must see* wish list! Thanks, hope you are having a good weekend :))

  • Biljana's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 9:03 PM

    Lovely page! Those instant tourist info stations are a terrific idea! Never heard of another place that has a place called Meat Hall. Cheers from Canada! :)

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2004 at 1:52 PM

    What a fascinating and historic old city. No wonder Johannes Vermeer chose to live here. Great pages.

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2004 at 3:17 PM

    You've done a good job showing how beautiful this city is! Wonderful shot of the tree shadows on the Prinsenhof!

  • hat53's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2004 at 2:58 PM

    Nice pages Mique. You added the Waag as a must see activity. To bad you didn't stop for a drink or a meal. Maybe next time?

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2004 at 1:10 PM

    very nice tips!

  • myriam_c's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2004 at 12:30 PM

    Nice page of a very pretty city. Our son is thinking of a continuing study at the T.U. after he finishes his present one in June of next year.

  • topoftheworl's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2004 at 8:39 AM

    Nicely done. Delft Blue, what a beautiful color.


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