Delft, The Netherlands Cruise Port

Delft is one of Netherlands' cities, and it also doubles as a municipality in the province of South Holland. It is located to the South of the Hague and to the North of Rotterdam. The city covers an approximate area of 24.06 square kilometers and plays host to a population of around 99,737 people according to statistical estimates gathered in 2014. Delft is believed to have been established in the 11th century, as a landlord court. It is most popularly known for having a historic city center that is furnished with numerous canals and also for its association with the royal House of Orange-Nassau that dates back to the 16th century. Listed below are some of the recommended experiences and activities that tourists can enjoy after cruising to Delft, Netherlands:
 
  • Those interested in the city's history and architecture should pay a visit to Nieuwe Kerk, which roughly translates to New Church. The church was constructed between the years 1381 to 1655 and hosts the mausoleum that signifies the resting place of William of Orange.
     
  • Urban tourists should pay a visit to the town hall found in the city square in an area referred to as the Markt. The building's construction is reminiscent of Renaissance construction. Visitors here get a chance to appreciate the city's more urbanized scenic views.
     
  • Those interested in some of the more cultural and artistic history of the city should pay a visit to Vermeer Centrum Delft, also known as the Vermeer Center. It serves as an information center that is dedicated to the works and life of Johannes Vermeer, a painter.
     
  • Due to the city's rich historical background there is no shortage of options for history buffs. History buffs should pay a visit to the Oude Kerk, also known as the Old Church. It is a Gothic Protestant church that dates back to 1246.
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