Delft, Netherlands May 2013

In Delft!

In Delft, with the Oude Kerk in view!

Ever since Koen and I have been together, almost 8 years ago, my mother has been dying to make a day trip to Delft in the Netherlands. Now we’ve finally made it happen! Delft is a picture perfect Dutch city known for it’s blue and white china and the painter Johannes Vermeer (Girl with a Pearl Earring). We enjoyed a wonderful day walking along the canals, lunch at ‘t Vermeertje, exploring De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft, the only remaining factory of the 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft during the 17th century), and sampling the awardwinning Dutch pannenkoeken (pancakes) from Stads-Koffyhuis.

 

Up early, heading to the Antwerp Central Train Station for our train to Delft!

Up early, heading to the Antwerp Central Train Station for our train to Delft!

 

Delft, Netherlands

Walking along the canals

 

Delft, Netherlands

Walking along the canals

 

Delft, Netherlands

Walking along the canals, Oude Kerk (old church) in view where Vermeer is buried

 

Delft, Netherlands

Walking along the canals

 

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Walking along the canals

 

Delft, Netherlands

Walking along the canals

 

Delft, Netherlands

Heading into the city center, Nieuwe Kerk to the right

 

City Center, with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in view

City Center, with the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in view

 

Lunch at 't Vermeertje

Lunch at ‘t Vermeertje

 

 

Ready for lunch!

Ready to eat!

 

My overcast photo of City Hall on the Markt

My overcast photo of City Hall on the Markt

 

The Nieuwe Kerk, across the Markt from City Hall

The Nieuwe Kerk, across from City Hall on the Markt

 

In the Netherlands, so of course we need a photo with a giant wooden clog!

In the Netherlands, so of course we need a photo with a giant wooden clog!

 

View of the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) built in 1400 from the Markt

The Markt

 

De Candelaer, a small earthenware factory in the city center

De Candelaer, a small Delftware factory in the city center

 

De Candelaer

De Candelaer

 

Inside De Candelaer

Inside De Candelaer

 

De Blauwe Tulip, another small Delftware factory in the city center

De Blauwe Tulip, another small Delftware factory in the city center

 

De Blauwe Tulip

De Blauwe Tulip

 

De Blauwe Tulip, another small Delftware factory in the city center

De Blauwe Tulip

 

De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, the only remaining factory of the 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft during the 17th century

De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, the only remaining factory of the 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft during the 17th century

 

De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles

De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles

 

The process from start to finish

The process from start to finish

 

A Master Painter at work

A Master Painter at work

 

Delftware royal birth commemorations

Delftware royal birth commissions

 

More Delftware commisioned by the Dutch Royal Family

More Delftware commisioned by the Dutch Royal Family

 

Dutch Royal Wedding Delftware

Dutch Royal Wedding Delftware

 

Delftware version of Rembrandt's The Nightwatch (Read below)

Delftware version of Rembrandt’s The Nightwatch (Read below)

 

The Nightwatch

The Nightwatch

 

More Delftware inside the museum

More Delftware inside the museum

 

Mom and dad!

Mom and dad!

 

Of course I wanted a photo, too!

Of course I wanted a photo, too!

 

Inside the Royal Delft factory

Inside the Royal Delft factory

 

Inside the Royal Delft factory

Inside the Royal Delft factory

 

Inside the Royal Delft factory

Inside the Royal Delft factory

 

Stads-koffyhuis for pancakes!

Stads-koffyhuis for pancakes!

 

So many trophies for baking competitions!

So many trophies for baking competitions!

 

Inside Stads-Koffyhuis

Inside Stads-Koffyhuis

 

My pancake rolled and ready to eat!

My pancake rolled and ready to eat!

 

Inside the restroom at Stads-Koffyhuis before heading back to Antwerp!

Inside the restroom at Stads-Koffyhuis before heading back to Antwerp!

 

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2 thoughts on “Delft, Netherlands May 2013

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