Delft The Essential
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Delft enjoys a worldwide reputation for its pottery ("Delft blue"). Moreover its old shady canals, monuments and museums make it a Dutch city which has kept its character, a refined place which encourages daydreaming. The lawyer Hugo de Groot , the painter Johannes Vermeer and the naturalist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek were all born there. The latter (17-18C) made a multitude of natural discoveries thanks to the microscopes that he made.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Delft
Nieuwe Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
This Gothic church (1381) houses the
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Prinsenhof (Cour du Prince)
Prinsenhof (Cour du Prince)
Initially a women's convent, these late
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Oude Delft
Oude Delft
Here, this canal, shaded by lime trees,
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Oostpoort (Porte de the Est)
Oostpoort (Porte de the Est)
Formerly the St. Catherine's Gate, from
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Legermuseum (museum de the Armée)
Legermuseum (museum de the Armée)
The two former arsenals, formerly owned
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Cultuurtuin voor technische gewassen
Cultuurtuin voor technische gewassen
Since 1917 all kinds of plants have been
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