Hotel Les Compagnons
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... to catch the fast ferry to Rotterdam. That was our second ferry of the day. In Rotterdam, we joined the LIza Marleen for a relaxing and sun-soaked two-hour boat trip into Delft.
Willie was our sweep today. That means that she rode last, wearing a flourescent vest, to make sure that nobody was left behind. Our guide, Sietse, was all smiles because everyone managed to stay on their bikes, and with the pressure of the deadline, we made the ferry -- ...
... Golden Age (roughly the 1600s). Delft was a major decently sized industrial center in Holland when Amsterdam was still just a small village, and you can definitely feel that age difference in the buildings around the Delft compared to those in Amsterdam.
The last remaining Delftware company that has been continually running from the Dutch Golden Age is called De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, which somehow baffling to me translates ...
... big success and supported 17 potteries in Delft. Through the years all have closed except Delft, which is now known as Royal Delft because they supply porcelain to the royal family. Today, 400 years later, Delftware is still an important export product from the city of Delft.
So, in due course the bus delivered us to the Delft Porcelain ...
... the Pearl Earring by Vermeer. I thought the museum was done rather well, and I liked that they didn't have ropes or bars keeping you back from the paintings. It made it feel much more relaxed like I was just looking at a rich friend's private art collection.
Overall, I really enjoyed both cities and I'm looking forward to going back to Delft with my mom and brother when the visit at the end of April. Hopefully the weather will be a bit nicer ...
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