Day Trip to Delft

With less than nine weeks until we leave The Netherlands, we decided to make a few last day trips and started with a visit to Delft.

The city of Delft is just a short tram ride away from The Hague and is famous for being the birthplace of Vermeer and for the beautiful Delft blue pottery.

It has everything you would expect from a Dutch city; windmills, canals, art galleries, churches, cheese shops, gorgeous architecture and cafes in abundance.

We spent our morning wandering through the quaint canal streets and eventually stopped in the main market square known as the Markt for a spot of lunch.

At one end of the Markt is Nieuwe Kerk (The New Church) which you can take a look around for a small price.

We paid €4 each to climb the 376 stairs to the top of the tower and would definitely recommend it. Inside you can take a peak at the bells and clock mechanisms.

Outside the views are stunning!

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There are three different outdoor balconies to explore on the way up and the view just keeps getting better!

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We ended our trip with a visit to an ice cream shop and will likely visit again with family before we leave. A definite thumbs up for Delft!

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