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Me gazing to the bridge

There are some places in Netherlands that we haven't been yet, such as this town Delft. I can't imagine passes a few times here but never stopped. In this trip I dotted some places of South Holland that we want to see, and Delft is one of it. We visited Delft on a sunday morning which is still quiet. Shops only open at 12 pm on sunday, so the crowds wasn't there yet.

We parked the car to a garage outside the historic center which was a 15 minutes walk. Is quite expensive for a parking, same as other places in Netherlands. We have no map, but found a board frame map - we can see where we are. First thing we checked is where the tourist information we really need a city map. Delft is not big - easy to navigate on foot.

Delft Blue tile with the painting
 We walk to visitor center first, the office is located inside Vermeer Centrum Delft, there is a coffee shop and bathroom. If only used the bathroom you pay 0.50cent, if you buy coffee you can go to the bathroom for free. Typical of Holland and Belgium, you're likely force to buy something to be able use the bathroom

The Vermeer Centrum Delft - is an exhibition about the work and life of Johannes Vermeer, one of the most famous Dutch painters in the Netherlands. Inside, a city map is available. Two ladies in the counter are chatting while I was waiting to get their attention.  They're helpful though, but seem is too early for them to entertain a guest, I got the map and use the bathroom that's all we need :)

Delft is a very popular destination for a day trip, not only for foreign visitor is also favourite for Hollanders.

Voldersgracht
 When I heard my friends talking about Delft I have no idea how it looks like, till today. Another beautiful town of Netherlands, the canals are not made for cruise, but made for photographs

They say, Delft blue? it takes me awhile to understand why Delft is blue? of course the Delft Blue was once the most popular pottery and porcelain where almost seen everywhere in the city. The first pedestrian bridge we walked is the Voldersgracht, this has developed into a very nice street with all the separate cozy specialty shops, coffee shops and more. I'm amazed how a wonderful place to wander. Delft reminds me to a town in Friesland. Is a place I would come back again

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Me gazing to the bridge
Me gazing to the bridge
Delft Blue tile with the painting
Delft Blue tile with the painting
Voldersgracht
Voldersgracht
Clumps
Clumps
Is it lovely
Is it lovely
Delft
photo by: JP-NED