My favourite place: Delft, Netherlands

For the latest in our historical holidays series, Stephen Porter visits a Dutch town made famous by the artist Johannes Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer's 'View of Delft’, 1661. (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

Samuel Pepys visited Delft in May 1660, a member of the delegation sent to convey Charles II to England to claim his throne, and described it as “a most sweet town, with bridges and a river in every street”.

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