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“Cosy, friendly, fun”
Review of Delft

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
21 helpful votes
“Cosy, friendly, fun”
Reviewed 17 December 2010

We stopped in Delft for 1 night as we thought there won't be much there. We were wrong. Delft is like a small Amsterdam, but without the tourists and with lovely small bars and restaurants. The restaurants are many and with different cuisine. The people there seemed intelligent, relaxed and warm. The channels are full of ducks and swans that follow you on your walk, waiting for some food. Really magnificent small place.

2 Thank Rossichka
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
40 helpful votes
“Delft-Recover from the bustle of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 5 September 2010

Delft is a pleasant day trip from Amsterdam. And one needed after the hectic atmosphere of Amsterdam! Delft is beautiful and quiet. The town is very clean and I found the people to be much friendlier than those in Amsterdam. The Market Square is filled with real life and not just tourists. There were no less than three weddings parading through the square. One with school children following their newly wed teacher. Each child was outfitted with a wedding headress! It was precious! Delft will be my destination the next time I travel to Netherlands.

3 Thank Packed_10
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Poznan, Poland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
50 helpful votes
“My favorite city in the Netherlands”
Reviewed 26 August 2010

I love that city - it is called "Small Amsterdam", because you can find here "kanaals", "grachts", "slots". It is beautiful, charming, with a numbers of cafe's and restaurants. Well known market place you can recognize from the film "Girl with a pearl earring". This is the place where Varmeer has lived and painted. I advise you to find the bridge "Boterbrug" - it is so long as a street. If you come in Thursday, you will fnd a market (with medieval tradition!). And you will eat tastiest fries in the world!

1 Thank Monia-Ma
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
2 helpful votes
“places well worth visiting in Holland”
Reviewed 20 May 2010

May 2010
Well worth a visit . Much calmer than Amsterdam ,but still with a lot of character and style to the old buildings which makes it very interesting. Lots of individual shops to browse around ,instead of the usual high street chains. A very large antique market is held along the canel every Saturday , we also visited to the Delft potteries,which was very interesting was very enjoyable.

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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 helpful votes
“A truly charming town!”
Reviewed 2 April 2010

Took a day trip to Delft from Amsterdam and loved it. The town is charming and small enough to walk around and see in one day. Around the city you can find "info spots" that allow to you choose the types of sites you want to see and the computer will print out a map. How convenient!
We visited both the Old and New Church and were provided with a very informative brochure. There is a 3.50 euro charge to enter but you only have to pay once and can enter both churches. We also went to the Vermeer Center, which displays replications of all his works, a model of his studio, and several other interesting exhibits. Make sure to go all the way up to the 3rd floor! We almost missed it because it's not marked well.
Finally, we toured the Royal Delft Factory. This was quite a treat. The entrance fee includes an audio guide which explains the history and technique. You are also able to walk through the workshop. I don't remember the name of the place we ate, but there are tons of cafes in the main square.
On a side note, a visit to The Hague would nicely complement a visit to Delft because you can see some of Vermeer's original works in the Mauritshaus museum.

2 Thank Tera T
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