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The Oude Kerk (Old Church) in Delft

A really advantageous thing about the Dutch railways is that you can jump on and off the line so long as you maintain your route (another helpful lesson from Rudolph).  Thus we decided to hop off and explore Delft a bit during our return from Kinderdijk.  Kim has an eye for pottery and so naturally she was interested in visiting this haven of ceramic creations.  Unfortunately we didn’t get into town until evening, but were both instantly enchanted.


The parts of Delft we walked through were very sweet and scenic.   Some beautiful ancient buildings and it was somewhat like walking through older sections of Amsterdam without so many bikes, lol.  There were a lot of shops and Kim spotted some Delft pottery through a window across a canal just before five o’clock.  We dashed around the corner to find a bridge and just barely managed to scramble inside as the proprietors were closing the door.  Several minutes and several pieces of pottery later, Kim was pleased to have obtained some of this striking art…and hopefully the owners were pleased with a final sale before calling it a night.


Right next door was an Indian restaurant, the India Garden.  Seems a shame to write another review of a restaurant in the Netherlands that didn’t serve Dutch food, but our experience in all honesty was that ethnic cuisine of places foreign to the Netherlands was terrific.  Thus, another review at the end of this entry…


After dinner we walked back to the train station, enjoying the streets of Delft a bit more.  We adored Delft and were sad to only receive a slight temptation of what it has to offer.

Vikram says:
Lovely blog entry!
Posted on: Aug 13, 2014
joehobo says:
Nice Review....
Posted on: Aug 01, 2014
vances says:
Alas, we only got to Delft in the evening when most things were closed. We deeply regretted not having the time to explore this beautiful city!
Posted on: Jan 08, 2010
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The Oude Kerk (Old Church) in Delft
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Delft Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
India garden
An excellent purveyor of Indian cuisine in Delft. We started with garlic nan, the first in years, and it was scrumptious! Kim ordered some tea that … read entire review
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