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Delft, home of TU Delft, will be my home until at least February 2008. Delft has a population of about 100,000 people and dates from the 13th century. My favorite area in the city so far is the city center, which has the City Hall, the “New” Church, and a nice little pub called De Ruif. Like many Dutch cities, canals are numerous around the city center.

The city center and the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church).

A statue of Hugo Grotius in the city center.

Justine at our table on De Ruif’s patio, next to one of Delft’s canals.

The people of Delft playing Pétanque in the city center.

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