13 Apr 2010


The bookmark with the photo of New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) in Delft from the Netherlands. My friend (who sent me this bookmark) told that she had to climb 365 steps to reach the very top of the chuch, it was very tiresome but the view from the top was amazing.

Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. It is located in between Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is primarily known for its typically Dutch town centre (with canals); also for the painter Vermeer, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware), the Delft University of Technology, and its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.

Nieuwe Kerk is a landmark Protestant church in Delft, the Netherlands. The building is located on Delft Market Square, opposite to the Delft City Hall. In 1584, William the Silent was entombed here in a mausoleum designed by Hendrick and Pieter de Keyser. Since then members of the House of Orange-Nassau have been entombed in the royal crypt. The latest are Queen Juliana and her husband Prince Bernhard in 2004.

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