Delft is an attractive city in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague and its population is about 95,000. Delft is primarily known for its typical Dutch town center (with canals), its blue tiles “porcelain” and other products, known as Delftware, for the painter Vermeer, Delft University of Technology, and its relationship with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.
What to see in Delf
- Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) – built in the late 14th century. The tower is about 109 meters high and from the top you can enjoy beautiful views of the city
- Delft’s Oude Kerk (Old Church) – built in 1246. The tower is 75 metres high.
- The Prinsenhof (Princes’ Court), now a museum
- City Hall
- The Oostpoort (Eastern gate), the only remaining gate of the old city walls, built around 1400
- The Gemeenlandshuis or Huyterhuis, houses the regional water authority Delfland since 1645 and was built in 1505
- Windmill (Molen de roos) – the last remaining windmill within the old defensive walls of Delft (originally there were 15 windmills)
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