Amsterdaming: Part 2

Following from Part One (to catch up click here).

As we’ve pretty much seen the main things in Amsterdam that interests us over the last three visits, I looked into an excursion to explore the outskirts.  Delft seemed to really hit at the top so I looked into trains, costs and what to do there.

On the train to Delft ... chooo choooooo!
On the train to Delft … choo ch ooo!

To this day I am flabbergasted at the price of trains – they are so cheap compared to our trains back home.  It cost €12 return ticket each and the train only took just under an hour from Amsterdam Centraal to Delft.  Delft train station is pretty new and looks very sleek – only issue is the toilets – do NOT use them.  I repeat DO NOT use them.  You will boak.  Run to the nearest café towards the centre, we found a lovely florist shop that sold tea, coffee and cake and that had these all important facilities that were clean.

Coffee & Fluers!
Coffee & Fleurs!

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Delft is a lovely charming City, even more laid back than Amsterdam.  It seeps history with is churches, canals and cute little historic houses.  Delft still has lots to do, but we just walked around and down to the University’s Botanical Gardens taking the ambience in.  The Botanics were small but still interesting – it’s part of research for the University.

Lovely walk down via a Canal to the Botanical Gardens (all signposted too!)
Lovely walk down via a Canal to the Botanical Gardens (all signposted too!)

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On our walk to the Botanics, we just had to check out this chocolate shop and bought some for presents.  The wrapping was so sleek!  The chocolate was gone within minutes when it reached Mr C.

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The Chocolate Shop - how could we resist!
The Chocolate Shop – how could we resist!

We saw the big square and obviously looked at the touristy shops after so much-needed refreshment (coffee & cake) at the Coffee Company.  I used the free wi-fi there just to check up on a few things.

Hummingbird Cake with a Flat White!
Hummingbird Cake with a Flat White!

I like Delft and I would go back to explore further and maybe setup the tripod. Yes, I bought the tripod over and never once used it!  It’s a probability that it would be a good assumption that I would travel around Holland via train, just saying!

The last part of Amsterdaming (part three) will be in a few days!  See you all then!

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