We went to the Vermeer house in Delft and saw where Vermeer painted his masterpieces. I've been reading the novel "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" out loud to the kids on this trip (thanks Sharon!!), so it was pretty cool to see Delft today and compare it to how the book describes it in Vermeer's seventeenth century. We saw the canal where Griet, the maid in the book, has to collect wash water, and the market square in front of Nieuw Kerk where the Vermeer children played. We went into Nieuw Kerk where Griet tried to pray, the same church where Willem of Orange is buried. What a cool city. Lots of blue too.