The Amsterdam potter Anna Preuss has a stall there and we bought a beautiful jug. I haven’t taken a picture as it’s all wrapped up – I’ll show you when we get home.
We then headed to Amsterdam Centraal Station and bought train tickets for Delft.
Delft is about an hour by train from Amsterdam and was home to the great Dutch artist Jan Vermeer, Delft blue pottery, and is the burial place of William of Orange. This is the town square with the Niewe Kerk, with the second tallest church spire in The Netherlands.
The Oude Kerk.
Plenty of things to look at!
A lovely canal.
Swans and cygnets!
We took a walk out of the centre of town to visit the Royal Delft Pottery – the last remaining of some seventy or so Delft potters from the 17th century.
Tableaux made of Delft tiles.
We bought a Delft vase while we were there – hand painted of course! It’s wrapped up at the moment so I’ll show it to you when we get back home.