Photo Series: Life by the Canals of Delft, Netherlands

Photo Series: Life by the Canals of Delft, Netherlands, Delft, Netherlands (B)

More and more I’m finding that it’s the smaller cities in Europe that leave me wanting more. A perfect example is the small city of Delft between The Hague and Rotterdam in the Netherlands‘ west. Delft is further proof that the Netherlands is home to a whole slew of destinations beyond the capital Amsterdam. Even with only a short stay at the tail end of my trip to the Netherlands, I was enthralled by this little Dutch city’s picture-perfect cityscapes and sense of calm.

Sometimes words just don’t do a place justice and the actual list of things I did in Delft is quite short. So with that in mind, showing you through photos seemed the best way to highlight this captivating destination. It’s little wonder with scenery like this, why the Netherlands has produced so many acclaimed artists. It would be hard not be inspired by places like Delft.

As good a place to start as any is the city’s Markt, a grand square at the core of the city’s Old Town. This wide open square is lined on two sides by low and elegant historic buildings, plying local wares and housing cafes and restaurants. The big draw though is the two major landmarks placed at opposing ends as if they’re about to enter a boxing bout. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Photo Series: Life by the Canals of Delft, Netherlands
Guide Location: Netherlands » Delft
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Nieuwe Kerk
  • Vermeer Centre
  • Oude Delft
  • Oostpoort gate
  • Markt
  • Town Hall
  • Royal Delft
  • Museum Het Prinsenhof
  • Hotel Bridges House Delft
  • Cow Statue