Vermeer-inspired beauties in Delft, the Netherlands.
I had tears in my eyes when David and I first saw Vermeer's magnificent "Girl with a Pearl Earring" at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. If you visit the Netherlands, don't miss a trip to the Mauritshuis, which has an impressive collection of paintings, including The Goldfinch.
And of course, plan a journey to Delft, where Johannes Vermeer painted all his masterpieces. It is a beautiful university town, just an hour by train from Amsterdam. Next to Amsterdam, it's my favourite Dutch city!