Thursday 5 November 2009, 09.30 - 16.30 hours
Delft, Royal House and Delft ware
Delft is proud of its historic ties with the Dutch Royal House. The Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) accommodates the royal crypts above which the mausoleum of Willem of Orange (1533 - 1584) is displayed. Considered the founding father of The Netherlands, he was the first to be buried in the church after being assassinated by Balthazar Gerards in his residence known as the "Prinsenhof". When you think of Delft, you do not only think of the Dutch Royal House, but also of Delft ware. And that is no surprise, when you consider that Delft ceramics have been an important export product for more than 400 years. The Museum Lambert van Meerten has a beautiful collection of Delft ware. We will, of course, also make a stop at a Delft blue atelier and shop.
We will meet at the Westin Hotel at 09:30 and take the 10.02 train to Delft. We will be back in Rotterdam at 16.30 hours.
The participation fee for this tour is € 75.00 (excl. VAT). It includes return train ticket to Delft, lunch, coffee, entrance fees and guide.
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Last update: 26 December 2009