Delft is a city and a municipality in the Netherlands. It is located in the province of South Holland, where it is situated north of Rotterdam and south of The Hague.
In 2013, there were 100 051 habitants.
The city is known all around the world for its historic town centre with canals. Not only Delft is known for the beauty of the city but also for the famous Dutch painter Vermeer and for faience.
The name « Delft », « delven » in Dutch means digging due to the city came into being aside a canal.
The town is associated with the House of Orange started when William, of Orange in 1572. It was the national resistance against Spanish occupation. In 1581, the act of Abjuration was proclaimed and the city became the de facto capital of the country thanks to the victory of the resisters.
Now, we will talk about Vermeer, one of the symbols of the city.
You could find inside the museum all the reproductions of the paintings of the artist, also you could see a reproduction of goggle boxes and a camera obscura. Moreover, there is a floor dedicated to Vermeer’s working-method, especially how he is experimented the light. Vermeer lived and worked in Delft his whole life. He was born in Delft in 1632. Only 7 paintings on 37 are in Dutch museums, in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and in the mauritshuis in The Hague.
Finally, the faience of Delft is famous thanks to the Dutch manufactures of faience settled in Delft since the seventeenth century. The faience of Delft is famous thanks to the high quality.