I enjoyed this tour very much and came home with a new interest in reading about the Netherlands. I would recommend Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brook, 2008. This book is about the artist Johannes Vermeer from Delft, however it also includes references to Antwerp, Rotterdam, The Hague and Mauritshuis Museum, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Amsterdam and of course, there is quite a bit of interesting history about Delft and the development of delftware. The objects found in Vermeer's paintings identify numerous connections between Delft and China. This book also identifies the impact of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and its international trade connections with Asia.