Delft with wine tasting.
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Delft is heaven for the 'fun shopper'. Delft has both its own unique range of typical shops that can be found in Delft’s historic city centre, as well as a number of larger stores that are part of a chain. Delft's mainly car free inner city adds to the relaxed and special shopping atmosphere.
The popular Antiques, Bric-à-brac and Book Market along the canals is a cosy and fun market. If you are into antiques, bric-à-brac and books, make sure you visit Delft on any Saturday from April 21 till September 29, right in the historic center of Delft. We had to walk through the market, shopping small presents.
When I think of Delft, I think of Delftware - and that is no surprise when you consider that Delft ceramics have been an important export product for more than 400 years.
For centuries ceramics have been important to the development of Delft, and they still are. Historic and modern ceramics can be found side by side in Delft.
Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw produces and sells only hand-painted Delftware, which gives the company a unique place in the ceramics sector.
The company is located in two old Dutch properties on the Vliet canal in Delft in an attractive area.
And of cause we had to visit the Vermeercentrum. The Vermeercentrum Delft offers a voyage of discovery through the life, work and city of Johannes Vermeer. Paintings were not for sale, but I had to by a book and a small souvernir.
In the center square of Delft we visited The Tovnhal, Nieuwe Kerk and The Ode Kerk.
The main reason for visiting Delft is wine tasting. My friends and I have a winetasting club back in Norway. Tony had found a nice winecellar, and let the owner chose wine for us. Tasting wine in this cosy winecellar was the highlight, for the day. The owner tould us about wine and wine districts, showing us how to set quality and age on the wine we tasted. Fantastic afternoon.
In the evening we celebrated Ingvilds birthday with a fantastic Indonesian meal.