Delft is a small town located just between Rotterdam and Den Haag. It is the birthplace of Johannes Vermeer, who never left and of Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the father of microbiology. Delft Blauw refers to the traditional blue and white tiles produced here and proud Hollanders can be heard to say that their blood runs Delft Blauw.
Though it is small it is quite picturesque and has a rich history, the Oude Kerk houses the graves of Vermeer and Leeuwenhoek and the Nieuwe Kerk is the home of the royal crypt, where members of the House of Oranje-Nassau are buried.
November 5, 2015.