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Canals, Delft: 13 reviews and 38 photos

  Bridges and canals, Delft has got plenty of them
by Pavlik_NL

Just like the other historical important Dutch towns, Delft had many "grachten" (= canals). These were of vital importance in the role that these towns had, namely: import and export! As being members of the VOC (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie = United East-Indian Company) -ships form the East (and later also West) came in from far away countries bringing spices, silk, porselan and many other exotic goods. The journeys ended among other VOC-places also in Delft, where the goods were stored in storage houses. They were along the canals, a system of "roads" connecting with the harbour. With little boats the goods were brought and stored to be shipped again later to the highest bidder on the European market.

Address: Oude Delft and all through town centre
Directions: Follow the Oude Delft along the canal
Website: http://www.delft.nl

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2005
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