Yes, 'in or near Delft'. I know it well.
Mostly from my studies, which took me the better part of 10 years.
And from getting hopelessly lost, on my moped, every time I tried to find anything
in Delft. That was before the age of navigation. I'm so thankful for that invention.
There's many cities like Delft in The Netherlands. Lots of our cities are hundreds or over a thousand years old and they built to last. Where ever it wasn't bombed to smithereens in WWII, most of it is still there and protected well.
I don't like Delft pottery either. We only have one Delft blue tile, standing on a shelf,
from visiting the Delft pottery factory once. It's mostly for tourists. Shame we couldn't part you of some money for it.