In the night of 4 February 1618 the old Delft City Hall built in the middle ages burned to the ground. Only a tower of the thirteenth century survived the fires. The City Counsel asked a few builders to build a new City Hall and chose the design of Hendrick de Keyser, that also was designing the new grave monument for Willem van Oranje at the time.
De Keyser build a new late renaissance building around the old tower and the building was ready in 1620.
Above the entrance it says in Latin: This house hates rascals, loveth peace, punishes crimes, treasures human rights and honours the devout.
And in the City Hall there is this wedding room:
And I sat on the left chair.(Like it was yesterday).