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DELFT

S4 50 km (31 miles) SW of Amsterdam £ Delft n Kerkstraat 3 delft.nl

The charming town of Delft is known the world over for its blue-and-white pottery, but it is equally famous as the resting place of William of Orange (1533–84) and as the birthplace of artist Jan Vermeer (1632–75).

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t The centre of Delft, which is illustrated below, boasts two iconic churches

The origins of Delft date from 1075 and its prosperity was based on weaving and brewing. An explosion at the national arsenal destroyed much of the medieval town in October 1645 and the centre was rebuilt in the ...

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