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Highlights of Delft

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Places, Zuid-Holland | 0 comments

Highlights of Delft

Delft is an old Dutch city with a typical Dutch center, complete with canals and houses with beautiful gables. It has many claims to fame: William of Orange (a.k.a. William the Silent) was murdered in Delft and was buried there, the Dutch kings and queens are buried in Delft, Golden Age master painter Vermeer lived in (and made a few paintings of) Delft, and Delft Blue pottery (or Delftware) comes from Delft. There is a lot to see and do in Delft, but your trip should certainly include a stroll along the canals and over the market square, the...

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Highlights of Holland

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Amsterdam, Friesland, Gelderland, Groningen, Noord-Holland, Places, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland | 0 comments

Highlights of Holland

If you visit Holland and only have limited time, then these are the ten places that you must visit. 1. Amsterdam Amsterdam is the Dutch capital and the largest city of the country. Its airport, Schiphol, is the main port of entry of the country, and is probably where you start your visit of Holland. Amsterdam is a beautiful city – at least the downtown area is. You can easily explore Amsterdam on foot, but the best way to enjoy Amsterdam is on a canal cruise over the city’s many canals. Be sure to visit the secret annex where Anne...

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