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    Beestenmarkt

    by Helga67 Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    Beestenmarkt (cattle market) is a very lovely town square with a couple of cosy grand cafes and bistros. When the sun is out, you can enjoy your drink on a terrace on the square.

    In the middle of the square you can see a funny statue of a cow, symbolizing the former use of this square (trading cattle).

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    Patricianhouse

    by Mique Updated Feb 13, 2004

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    Build in the early 18th century for a rich merchant. Later used as school for Artillary and military engineering. Also used as military hospital.

    Since 1960 it is in use bu the international institute for Infrastructural, hydraulic and environmental engineering.

    It is quite a handsome building but almost impossible to get a decent picture of it. Since it is fairly big and the canals are rather small you really need a big-angle lens to even try to take a frontal picture. I obviously didn't have such a lens at that time and had to improvise..

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    Delft Blue

    by Nathalie_B Written Jan 9, 2004

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    Would you like to know how the Delft Blue ceramic is being created? Then you should definitely visit De Candelaer. You'll get a 10-15 minutes presentation about the work process. Very interesting!!

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    NIEUWE KERK

    by LoriPori Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    Built between 1383 and 1510, the NIEWE KERK has strong connections to the Dutch Royal Family of Oranje. The present Queen Beatrix late husband Prince Claus is buried here.
    You can climb the 365 steps to the tower of the Neiuwe Kerk for wonderful views of the city.
    Entry fee is E 2,50

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    MARIA VAN JESSEKERK

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 20, 2005

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    This lovely church was located in the centrum. MARIA VAN JESSEKERK is a neo-gothic Roman Catholic parish church, originally named St. Joseph's Church. Built in phases between 1875 - 1882. Designed by E. Margry.
    Services held 10:30 en 18:30.

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    De Heilige Geest-chapel

    by Mique Written Feb 13, 2004

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    Build in the early 15th century as chapel for the convent of the holy ghost . Used for many purposes in the 17th century including as arms depot. In 1924 its became the auditorium of the technical university but since 1972 its religous function has been restored. It is used for roman-catholic services and is called st. Hippolytuschapel.

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    BEAUTIFUL HOUSE IN DELFT

    by LoriPori Written Aug 20, 2005

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    The following is a quote from the plaque displayed on this beautiful building. "Very large and luxurious late-gothic private house with stone facade and a nice turret. Built for Jan De Huyter about 1505. Since 1645 Seat of the Dyke Conservancy Board of Delfland. Coats of arms above the entrance designed by Pieter Post (1652).

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    MARIA VAN JESSEKERK

    by LoriPori Updated Aug 20, 2005

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    This lovely church was located in the centrum. MARIA VAN JESSEKERK is a neo-gothic Roman Catholic parish church, originally named St. Joseph's Church. Built in phases between 1875 - 1882. Designed by E. Margry.
    Services held 10:30 en 18:30.

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    MARKETS

    by balhannah Written Jul 5, 2009

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    On arrival at the Market Square, I found a big Market. As it was later in the day when I arrived, some of the stalls were in the process of packing up. Evidently, it is held EVERY THURSDAY, and there are about 150 stalls. Also on a Thursday, is the FLOWER MARKET, which is at Brabantse Turfmarket in the inner city.

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    Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland

    by dila Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    very large and luxurious late-gothic private house with stone facade and a nice turret. built for Jan de Huyter.
    largely about 1505. since 1645 seat of the Dyke Convervancy Board of Delfland. Coats of arms above the entrance designed by Pieter Post (1652).

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    On arrival

    by iandsmith Updated May 6, 2007

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    I must have come from Antwerp. The days were melding into each other but I guessed it must have been a weekday. It looked like peak hour in the afternoon. I enviously eyed off all the bikes as a possibility of reaching my accommodation. My, they do like their cycles in Holland. Still, with my bag that would have bordered on impossibility.
    Time to get my instructions out.
    I wasn't far from the main part of town so I started walking. I had a map, how hard could it be. There was the street. Okay, so one letter was different but that was obviously a typo.
    I zig-zagged down the cobbled streets and soon I came upon that leaning tower. Overlooking all else it amazed me that this piece of architecture hadn't received more publicity world wide.
    Out of the corner of my eye I saw the boat (see introduction). Well, the barge really, and it was full. Full of bikes and other assorted bits and pieces. Delft was going to be different because it was already different.

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    Windmill "De Roos" (The Rose)

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Apr 12, 2005

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    Delft is one of the few towns that has still a windmill within the old centre. This windmill stood along the old citywalls and topped over them to catch the wind and produce it's grinded products. "De Roos" dates back to 1679, when it was built on top of a bastion of the remnants of the old citywall after the predescessor was destroyed in a storm. With constant restaurations and maintainance the windmill has been kept going until the present day. One can buy grinded products (but also endproducts with the help of the baker in the shop at the first floor. Another nickname of the windmill is "Mill of Van Rhijn" because this miller's family owned it intil 1926. Since then the windmill is taken under the protective wings of the Association of Dutch Windmills (Vereniging Hollandsche Molen) and is operated by the family Van Vreede that rent this location.

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    Windmill De Roos

    by OlafS Written Mar 11, 2003

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    Definitely one of the most impressive windmills in this country is De Roos, a successor of a windmill built on a rondelle in the town wall as early as the 16th century. This wooden mill was replaced by a brick one in 1679, of which the hexagonal substructure of the present mill is probably a part. A miller's house was built against the substructure in 1728. At an unknown moment, but before 1822, the upper half of the mill was replaced by the current one. Several restorations have saved the windmill from falling into decay.

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    Heilige Geesthuis

    by iandsmith Written May 9, 2007

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    This building of many uses was originally, as the name suggests, a guest house from the 16th century but it later became a "Foundling Hospital".
    It was very long in its former guise, 72 metres in fact. From 1578 to the 19th century it was a carpenters yard for the town carpenter.
    Around the town on various buildings of historical interest you can see signs (pic 2) that give you some brief information on what the building has been.

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    Gemeenlandhuis

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Apr 8, 2012

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    Around 1505 the house of the very wealthy Jan de Huyter, he was chairman of the polder board of Delft, was furnished with a façade of natural stone and a tower. In the 16th century the so-called Huyter House was the richest house of Delft. It was situated at Oude Delft 167.

    After the house of the Spanish minded grandchild Jan de Huyter had been forfeited in 1572, it was used during five years by the Hof of Holland. Since then different owners came and went amongst whom the city of Delft. In1645 the Huyterhuis was bought by the Hoogheemraadschap of Delfland (Polder Authorities). The front façade is decorated with numerous little monsters and hop bells. The tower has a beautifully gilded weathervane which depicts a mermaid.

    You can watch my 2 min 13 sec Video Delft in the evening out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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