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Today, the city is a vibrant cultural and tourist hub, home to many fine museums and numerous entertainment opportunities.
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In the sixteenth century several factories were established in a number of Dutch towns which among their items produced “Majolica”.
This "Majolica" was made with a tin-glaze and found its origins in Italy and Spain.
In addition to being a university city, it has long been associated with trades and industry, in particular the manufacturing of Delftware, a world-famous form of pottery that has been around since the 17th century and is now experiencing a comeback (much of the town's most significant architecture dates from the 1700s when the pottery's popularity was at its peak).
Delft is also well known as the birthplace of 16th-century scholar and statesman Hugo Grotius; painter Jan Vermeer, whose famous is in the Mauritshuis in The Hague; and 17th-century scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.