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On the third day we left Belgium and headed to the Netherlands. Our first stop was Delft. After checking into the hotel, we took a fairly long walk.

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The destination was the Royal Delft factory. We took a tour to learn all about how the famous pottery is made.

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The tour was part factory, part museum.

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And of course, the shop!

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After looking at plates we couldn’t afford, we did more exploring.

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^That’s where the first Dutch bible was printed in 1477. I don’t think they served sandwiches back then.

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We went into the Vermeer house and learned all about the artist. They had copies of all of his paintings, and exhibits on lighting techniques and historical pigments. It provided great context for paintings we would see later in the trip.

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Ended the day with dinner; a very large pancake with cheese and bacon!

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