STROLLING

 

 

DELFT:

 

 

 

 

This is a small canal behind the Nieuwe Kerk (Church). Delft is abounding in water. In front of the church is a large square where you can park, except on Thursday, market day.  On the other side of the square is the stately Town-Hall.

 

Standing in the middle of the square, with your back to the church, you see on your right hand side the Wapen van Delft – a pancake restaurant – where Bill Clinton went in spontaneously to eat pancakes. Just before this restaurant you find a side street and that leads to a parallel street with very attractive shops, the Verwersdijk.

 

Parking on the Burgwal gives the opportunity to visit Kobus Kuch on the Beestenmarkt. In this café/restaurant fresh apple cakes are being baked the whole day long and outside on a notice board you are told when the last one came out of the oven!

 

A visit to the Botanical Garden - Botanische Tuin, Julianalaan 67 is worth the effort and of course De Porceleyne Fles with the famous Delft Blue; Rotterdamscheweg 196.

 

Another museum is the Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, St. Agathaplein 1. In this museum Willem van Oranje was murdered, although heated debate is still going on between historians. To visit this museum it is advised to park under the train-rail on the Phoenixstraat and to go through the second iron fence on your right (coming from the station). On your way there have a look at the very crooked church Oude Kerk (Church).

 

 

 

Botanische Tuin: open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 –17.00, Saturday from 10.00 – 16.00 during Summer on Sunday 12.00 – 16.00

Porceleyne Fles: open Monday to Sunday from 9.00 – 17.00, Sunday and public holidays from 9.30 – 17.00 hrs.

Het Prinsenhof: open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 – 17.00, Sunday and public holidays from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs.

 

 

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