Netherlands
Gemeente Rijswijk

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  • Day26

    An evening in Delft

    April 20, 2017 in the Netherlands

    After a lovely day out with Shelley looking at the tulips and other spring flowers, we all (Shelly, Boy, Rio and me) drove to a nearby town called Deft. It is a lovely picturesque place, just what you think a Netherlands small town would be like. Beautiful canals with quaint old houses and shops. Stunning churches and squares full of outdoor restaurants added to the charm.

    We went to a lovely restaurant for dinner and sat in a window seat by the canal. The food and company couldn't have been any better. I got a dose of Kiwi but Boy was there to help us navigate the Dutch menu and customs. A lovely way to spend the last night with my family away from home
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  • Day13

    Delft

    October 6 in the Netherlands

    Best known for pottery. The first pic is in the only remaining traditional ceramic factory. Delft is also the home of the famous artist, Vermeer. This is also the city from where William of Orange led the rebellion against Spanish rule. The third pic is his statue in the Prinzenhof (his home in Delft) garden, followed by his tomb in the New Church in Delft. Dutch royals are still interred in the Royal crypt. And, of course, Delft has canals and towers.Read more

  • Day46

    Delft

    May 31, 2015 in the Netherlands

    Delft is historic due to its connection to the House of Orange. Given that I was in Rotterdam and but a few miles away, I simply had to visit. I set off for Delft at half 8, hungry and in search of some breakfast.

    It took me all of 15 minutes to reach Delft. Strange, I thought, how you can go from a bustling metropolis like Rotterdam, drive for 15 minutes through green farmland, and end up in the perfectly whimsical town like Delft. Distances in the Netherlands are different. For it to work, they must have incredible green belt laws. Although the Netherlands vies with Bangladesh for the title of the most densely populated country in the world, to me it actually feels open and spacious.

    Anyway, back to Delft: what a lovely town. Full of the normal Dutch charms of canals (and here there are many!), boats, bikes and houses that are more violin shaped than house shaped. On a drizzly Sunday, it was quiet and languid, with not many people out and about. Those that were tended to be in no particular rush.

    Most shops and cafes were shut, posing me a bit of a problem given that I was in need of some breakfast. It took me 15 minutes of wandering around to find somewhere open. It was a smoothie bar, and looked a bit hipster, but I couldn't afford to be choosy. I escaped the rain and headed on inside.

    There are 6,500 languages in the world, and I must make a point of learning the word 'egg' in each and every one of them. Ordering the 'le plat du jour' in Lille and getting a plate of eggs was a terrible, unforgivable mistake. It wasn't a mistake I was going to repeat today. So I asked the waitress what it was I was actually ordering (the polite thing would be to order without having a clue what). I settled for another ham and cheese toastie and green ‘detox’ smoothie. They were great, the smoothie especially. Feeling detoxesd, I headed back out into the drizzle and wandered round Delft for three and a half hours. A beautiful town, absolutely beautiful.
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  • Day25

    Side trip to Delft

    May 14, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Sunday morning - Happy Mother's Day to all - Dan and I took the Metro to a small town north of Rotterdam and while waiting for a bus to Delft, we popped in on a Catholic service (and to use the WC). So glad we got away from the crowds to visit the old area of Delft. Now if we can find the train/bus station again we will sail away for Copenhagen at 6 pm. Back in Rotterdam, we hope to find the outdoor Swan Market - food trucks, vintage items, etc. My kind of place! Happy Sunday!Read more

  • Day32

    Parents

    July 4, 2016 in the Netherlands

    4 luglio = Rotterdam e casette cubiche
    5 luglio = L'Aia (non vado con loro)
    6 luglio = amsterdam _ Rijksmuseum
    7 luglio = Mulini a vento
    8 luglio = Amsterdam _ Van gogh museum
    9 luglio = shopping, Oude kerk, Neuwe kerk, canali

    (Foto? Non lo so)
    Sono felice che siano qui, ma non vedono l'ora che il 10 partano, perché avrò trascorso 36 qui e ne mancheranno solo 20)

    #luxuryhotel #cheenesedutchhotel #don'tfeelaloneanymore #babbochefscasino
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  • Day3

    Delft

    July 2, 2017 in the Netherlands

    We spent a few days in Delft with Mariska and Michiel before we flew to Portugal, which was the perfect way to catch our breath and relax a bit.

    Mariska picked us up from the train station in Delft and we had a lovely time hanging out with family. We celebrated Michel’s birthday, visited Sruti and Prim and went to Lelie’s to have excessive amounts of gelato.Read more

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