"HOME OF WORLD FAMOUS "ROYAL DELFTWARE"" Delft by balhannah
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I eventually made it...................
My visit to Delft, was on the day when "everything that could go wrong, did day!"
As such, when I arrived in Den Haag by Train and wanted to catch the No1 TRAM to Delft, I wasted about 2 hours. The Information centre sent me on a Wild Goose chase, then I asked quite a few people, none who knew.
Eventually, I ended up back at the Train Station and bought a ticket for the TRAIN to Delft instead of the Tram.
So, I ended up in Delft, feeling rather hassled, and not happy, that so much time had been wasted today not through my doing!
Delft, is the home of Royal Delftware which was established in 1653 and is the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th Century.
The Delftware is entirely hand painted.
Delft also has historic ties with the Dutch Royal House.
The "New Church" has the Royal Crypts.
The Mausoleum of "William of Orange" (1533-1584) is on display here. He was considered the founding father of the Netherlands, and was the 1st to be buried in the Church.
I wandered around Delft, taking in the sights, browsing the shops, looking at the Royal Delftware.
It was here that I bought some small souvenirs to take home, and I must say, they were delighted with them.
Delft was a pretty town, once again, canals giving beauty.
I didn't leave until late, to make up for lost time, lucky it was still daylight until 9pm.
- In a nutshell:Pretty town!
Walking once again is the best way to enjoy the sights. You can go on you own, with or with out a map. You can buy a... more travel advice
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