Delft

  • delft
    city and municipality
    a view of delft with the oude kerk in the centre
    a view of delft with the oude kerk in the centre
    flag of delft
    flag
    coat of arms of delft
    coat of arms
    highlighted position of delft in a municipal map of south holland
    location in south holland
    coordinates: 52°0′42.25″n 4°21′33.15″e / 52°0′42.25″n 4°21′33.15″e / 52.0117361; 4.3592083

    delft ([dɛlft] (about this soundlisten)) is a city and municipality in the province of south holland, netherlands. it is located between rotterdam, to the southeast, and the hague, to the northwest. together with them, it is part of both rotterdam–the hague metropolitan area and the randstad.

    delft is a popular tourist destination in the country of the netherlands. it is home to delft university of technology (tu delft), regarded as center of technological research and development in the netherlands, delft blue pottery and the currently reigning house of orange-nassau. historically, delft played a highly influential role in the dutch golden age.[5][6][7][8] delft has a special place in the history of microbiology. in terms of science and technology, thanks to the pioneering contributions of antonie van leeuwenhoek[9][10] and martinus beijerinck,[11] delft can be considered to be the true birthplace of microbiology, with its several sub-disciplines such as bacteriology, protozoology, and virology.

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Delft
A view of Delft with the Oude Kerk in the centre
A view of Delft with the Oude Kerk in the centre
Flag of Delft
Flag
Coat of arms of Delft
Coat of arms
Highlighted position of Delft in a municipal map of South Holland
Location in South Holland
Coordinates: 52°0′42.25″N 4°21′33.15″E / 52°0′42.25″N 4°21′33.15″E / 52.0117361; 4.3592083

Delft ([dɛlft] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam, to the southeast, and The Hague, to the northwest. Together with them, it is part of both Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area and the Randstad.

Delft is a popular tourist destination in the country of The Netherlands. It is home to Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), regarded as center of technological research and development in the Netherlands, Delft Blue pottery and the currently reigning House of Orange-Nassau. Historically, Delft played a highly influential role in the Dutch Golden Age.[5][6][7][8] Delft has a special place in the history of microbiology. In terms of science and technology, thanks to the pioneering contributions of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek[9][10] and Martinus Beijerinck,[11] Delft can be considered to be the true birthplace of microbiology, with its several sub-disciplines such as bacteriology, protozoology, and virology.