Voldersgracht, 2611 EV Delft, Netherlands
The Best of Holland Outside AmsterdamNot a fan of Amsterdam's chaotic flow of bikes, trams and cars? Nor a fan of its incessant bustle?
Well, dear travelers, I'm happy to report that there is a solution. It's called Delft, and it will rock your socks.
This small village is pretty much everything you imagine Holland to be - crooked houses, cobblestone streets, charming canals, smelly cheeses and large public squares. Minus the massive crowds and the hustle of the capital.
I completely, utterly fell in love with Delft. It was just what I needed after an exhausting and busy week in Amsterdam - I was more than happy to stroll in the quaint alleys and hang out in the candle and dark wood clad coffeeshops. The locals were always more than happy to chat over a hot chocolate about all things travel, and their gorgeous little town.
If you only had one stop to make in all of the Netherlands, I would immediately suggest Delft over any other city - it will definitely be worth your while.