Vermeer’s birthplace and a true gem, Delft sits between The Hague and Rotterdam in the country’s southwest. The city’s name comes from the Dutch word for digging, fitting since canals are a highlight here. Others include the 13th-century Old Church, the 15th-century New Church and the Prinsenhof, once home to William of Orange and now a museum. Delft has long been a center for fine ceramics, and traditional hand painting methods can still be witnessed at Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles.
Voorburg is a Dutch town and former municipality in the west part of the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Together with Leidschendam and Stompwijk, it makes up the municipality Leidschendam-Voorburg.
Rijswijk [ˈrɛisʋɛik] ( listen) (formerly known as Ryswick in English) is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Its population was 51,742} in 2017), and it has an area of 14.49 km (5.59 sq mi), 0.44 km (0.17 sq mi) of which is water.
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