Located 35 mi/55 km southwest of Amsterdam, Delft, the City of Tiles, is delightfully captured in Tracy Chevalier's novel Girl With a Pearl Earring
. It has quaint shops, restaurants, windmills, canals and, of course, the famous Delftware pottery.
The Huis Lambert van Meerten Museum (Delft tiles) and the Legermuseum (the Royal Army and Weapon Museum) are well worth visiting. So is the De Koninklijke Porcelyne Fles (ceramics factory), which has been in business since 1653—you can see its... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.