delft and den haag were the two places i visited during my first day trip in the netherlands.

on my way to delft, i could see out the train window beautiful ocd rows of tulips in bright alternating colours. cool!

delft and den haag

i first went to delft. the town is best known for its blue and white ceramics. i picked up a map in the train station and walked around for an hour or two. the town is quaint and quiet: the perfect day trip!

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next, i went to den haag. i chose to walk to and from my destination: 10 km in total. i love getting to see as much as possible of the new places i’m visiting and walking is often the best way to do that.

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the map i picked from the train station helped me. i didn’t get lost even if i happened to stray once of twice.

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my highlight was the anton corbijn show at the gemeentemuseum. when i was buying my ticket, they told me that there is a combi ticket that allows me to see two anton corbijn shows. now, how could i have said no to that?

the museum has several shows but the best were the delftware wonderware (delft ceramics) and mondriaan & de stijl (750 sqm dedicated to this style and to the largest mondriaan collection in the world).

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i loved the in-house cafe hosted in this beautiful atrium.

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but the best thing was obviously anton corbijn’s exhibition, 1-2-3-4. it’s been recently prolonged until august the 16th, so you still have time to go see it.

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the fotomuseum is next door so i just had to walk for a quick minute.

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after a drink and a quick instagram update, i took another route back to the station. roaming the beautiful empty streets was very nice.

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i would have liked to see the escher museum, too. but i was late. maybe you can see it if you are in town.

i love discovering new things almost as much as i like walking around by myself in beautiful places. i hope you liked my visual tour!

photo credits: little aesthete