A beautiful city made for one to amble along peacefully. It has a ceramic museum and in the gardens of the museum there is a bench made of typical Delft ceramics, in an homage to Gaudí. Travel back in time and see typical products from many years ago.
The court of the Prince, which previously acted as a convent, William of Orange fought the Spanish in the 16th Century. On the 10th July 1584, William was killed in a stairway of the building. The revolution was led by Calvinists and he became known as the father of the nation, giving rise to the Dutch Republic and the Dutch Royal House.
It is a symmetrical building from the year1620. Delf center has about 600 historical buildings from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, especially in the old canal Oude Delft. Delf's name comes from "dig"-dig the old-channel "Oude". In 1602 Delf was a thriving city. At that time it established the East India Company so painting flourished (Johannes Vermeer 1632-1675) as well as crafts and science (Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 1632-1723) and the inventor of the microscope, see the geographer and astrologer of Vermeer.
The Oude Kerk or Old Church of Delft, is for me, quite simply, one of my favorite monuments because of its stained-glass windows with its many many colors. Outside the church is quite sturdy, it has beenmodified several times since it was built in the thirteenth century. The interior, lit by sunlight, I particularly liked. The windows are new, made by Joep Nicolas, a twentieth century glazier, the church lost its original windows after suffering an explosion in 1654. The church also has several notable graves, including that of Vermeer and other important figures, whose names at the moment I forget. Another interesting exhibit is the carved pulpit which dates from 1548, and which managed to survive the city fire and religious rebellion at the end of the sixteenth century, and is one of the most beautiful churches in the Netherlands.