Spending time in Delft and learning about Vermeer Company in the Netherlands was an unforgettable experience. Delft, the original birthplace of the Delft Blue pottery and Delftware, opened our eyes to a world filled with history and small shops and restaurants. We climbed the windy staircase to the top of the church’s bell tower. The church is the focal point of the central square in Delft and can be seen for miles away from town. As we climbed higher and higher, we developed a new appreciation for elevators. However, once we made it to the top, we forgot about the steep stairs and dizziness as we experienced a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding area lying in front of us. The view justified the climb. Below, a picture of the church and a picture from the top of the bell tower can be seen.
Moreover, at Vermeer Company we learned about international business and what it takes to be competitive globally. Vermeer Company designs and manufactures machines that benefit the agriculture, mining, telecommunication and infrastructure industries. The company was started in Pella, Iowa and now operates on every continent except Antarctica. With this, it is key to be culturally aware for success.