Sitting on the train from Amsterdam to Delft, we watch the lively Dutch countryside in a sunny morning in May. Sky, ground, space carries fresh colors. At the same green grass, the garden plum, apple filling results emerge purple, red berry stretch …
Where there are canals filled with lilies – Delft ancient
Before coming to Delft Surely, many people envision the scene here through the paintings of Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painter who lived in the seventeenth century. His short life associated with this beautiful little city. Delft quiet life, but life is the greatest inspiration of the artist. Vermeer’s most famous picture The girl with the pearl earrings and paintings of Dutch women. The light in his paintings so special. People with normal jobs every day in the bright light, gentle, became appealing.
The beauty of the moment life painters often express exquisite and perfect. Vermeer’s house (now a museum about him) characterize the type of old houses in Delft: two-story brick building is the end of a street that runs along the blue channel. In addition to the works of Vermeer, a lot of information, images of Delft life of his day are also displayed.
A famous painting by Vermeer
Urban population lives more than four centuries ago is a lively tourist front. The artist has a lot of windows, looking out the town a lively area with towering church towers and bustling squares across the canal. Many of the channels in this release gun cotton leaf surface greening. Last spring, the gun just a few flowers bloom sporadically but in summer, when the purple flowers overpowers the green of the leaves. In addition, the thin dust off a bright red flowers, orange roses on either side along the canal on the brilliant.
The lily canal
Stand in any corner of town visitors also admire a wonderful landscape: the white painted bridge across a stream channel flowing north, the red tile roof blocks fresh orange sky in the inshore cage, a few brick buildings, turned dark brown moss as a reminder that this beautiful city has nearly five thousand years old. Ten thousand people of this city was built in 1100 and the rapid development in the thirteenth century – XVI opening trade with other places. From the fifteenth century, the city government had to dig the ditch to the river Maas and set Delfshaven harbor.
A port corner Delfshaven
Today, Delft tourism development through the beautiful old town and the distinctive architecture as the church system, public squares, city gate. The central area of the city Delft is small, including narrow streets always full of pedestrians. Sights are our first Nieuwe Kerk church with the tower as high as 108.75 m, the second highest in the Netherlands. From atop the tower panoramic city and the distant suburbs also worthwhile to climb hundreds of stairs. Within the church there are many tombs of the Dutch royal family members. This royal tomb which is open for visitors to visit. With the green grass to be cut carefully, flowers blooming everywhere, “royal cemetery” is truly a beautiful garden, full of life.
City of antiques
In the past, a place once famous Delft ceramic production with hundreds of factories in the heyday. Today only the royal pottery Porceleyne fles (built from the mid seventeenth century) is still in business, mainly for tourism. Here, visitors can observe artisans passion for decorating details, subtle patterns on the lovely memento. All ceramic products are painted using white enamel blue very specific pattern.
Although small, Delft still boasts a large number of museums. It has many interesting museums, most of which are ancient houses built in traditional architectural style. Lambert Van Meerten open to visitors on tour since 1909 is one of the most famous museums.
Museum Lambert van Meerten
The name of this place is named after the son of a wealthy Delft, hobbyists and craft collectibles, artwork, antiques. Currently, he treasures are on display here. We are attracted to the glass collection, objects made from silver and wood, especially the collection of rich art. Part history, the ancient life of the Netherlands and Europe is evident in our imagination through the vivid picture, the items are arranged skillfully. The weapons of the knights, medieval knights are also many people nostalgic for a long gaze.
But the level of attraction of this museum is not comparable to the Nusantara Museum, which showcases a lot of beautiful ethnic costumes, vibrant colors and the objects manipulated by the tribes from the East India. In addition, there will also display a lot of percussion instruments and unique.
Military Museum in the Netherlands, the image of the war, uniforms, weapons, special jeep … attract visitors of men. After more than half a day immersed with antique Delft, the Netherlands general union friend suggested we come to Rotterdam which was just a half hour on a train for modern Dutch. Be added that there is a village near Rotterdam neck kept the oldest windmills in this country, we eagerly hit the road.
Rotterdam with windmills – The building’s famous pencil Rotterdam
We ship to the port city of Rotterdam – foreign trade center in the Netherlands. The city was pretty much destroyed in World War II, the buildings from century XIV, XV is not much. Features of Rotterdam is the modern architecture buildings such as the pencil, and the court Euromast rubic cubes – one of the world’s tallest tower …
I prefer separate residential areas, where the building is located between large green garden, planting flowers, more small streams in the clear, still water surface in shadow blue sky, white clouds. A great pride of local people as Erasmus, the asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge connecting East and West parts of the city. Look away, the bridge looks elegant white swan like the wings of Nieuwe Maas river crossing.
Erasmus Bridge in sunset
Near the bridge is Spido pier where yachts to serve tourists visiting many different routes. Shortest trip only lasted about 70 minutes, passing under the bridge to watch the Rotterdam Erasmus world’s second largest, while the longest was the day trip to visit Europoort port details, the Kinderdijk windmills …
To save money, we do not go sailing, but taking the bus to Kinderdijk – a village on the outskirts, the center of Rotterdam 15 kilometers. This is the lowest compared to sea level in the Netherlands it is also home to the famous windmills are made from very early 1400s.
The village of Kinderdijk windmills in tours of duty derived from land drainage Alblasserwaard sea, after which the water is led into the Lek River. Features of the windmills at Kinderdijk is a mushroom, body is constructed of brick and giant blades made of wood. The mortar is thatch roof, attached to blades of a windmill, which can be arranged according to different wind directions.
The village of Kinderdijk windmills – Old church in Rotterdam
Residents to live in this region from the eleventh century. They have renovated peat, expanding the area for planting by digging ditches, digging canals, windmills used his big water discharged into rivers around the region. Today, the work of the windmills have been replaced by a modern pumping station. The windmill still spinning, but basically for the beauty of scenery, tourism: Visitors can go inside to visit the mill bedroom and kitchen of the people who work here, can climb the ladder to take the roof with small and narrow. If the windmill says the creativity and energy of the people, the landscape of Holland Kinderdijk is picture perfect countryside of this country. It’s simple wooden houses on the smooth green pastures in a quiet space and fresh …