One of the nice things about living in the Netherlands is there are so many lovely little places to visit for the day if you’re bored and up for some exploring. (Of course seeing as you’re hard-pressed to remain in the country after 2 hours journey from Amsterdam, virtually the entire country is a day trip by American standards!) I have a list of various places I’m determined to see in the area, and next up on the list was Delft which is about an hour’s journey by train from Amsterdam.
Now the thing to mention about Delft is it is a truly lovely student town, and definitely worth a visit. The second thing to mention though is it’s a small town, so it’s perfect if you’re like me and day trips don’t seem to start much before noon but you’d like to be back home by dinner. But hey what a lovely few hours that is, admiring old buildings and sampling cheese and even sneaking in a canal boat tour…
Now before you ask I did admire several pieces of Delftware, but I didn’t get any. It’s nice but gives the air of being in a grandparent’s parlor, and I reckoned if I was buying something that was appropriate for my grandparent’s generation I’d go for something like this-
All told, a very nice little trip indeed. Tot ziens!