Royal Delft, Delft

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Of the 32 earthenware factories established in 17th-century Delft, Royal Delft is the only one remaining. The facility now houses hundreds of pottery pieces including jars, platters, tulip vases, and architectural tiles. Discover how the firing process works with fascinating presentations and examples, and look for pieces once created for and owned by the royal Dutch family. You can also walk through a replica of Johannes Vermeer's dining room, a revered Delft painter. Audio guides are supplied so you can get every detail of the displays. Before you leave, consider buying your own piece of Delft pottery. Make Royal Delft a centerpiece of your Delft vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Delft itinerary builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    During a weekend away Delft you should really pay a visit to Royal Delft. Nice combination of Delft blue view and follow the process of Delft blue in the factory. Audio tour is free and in the restaurant you can enjoy cakes with coffee. Parking free around the factory. Fine outing!!
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  • August 12, 2017
    The factory dates back to the seventeenth century and has been in continuous operation since its inception. It got its inspiration from the imported Chinese blue porcelain which was very popular. Dutc...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Been a number of times with the school of children years ago me, in addition still visited the bottle several times. Also just to buy souvenirs in their shop, then do coffee in the courtyard.
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  • May 8, 2017
    The factory tour is fairly short and didn't tell me much I didn't already know. But I've been through glass factories before and they're pretty similar. We were also there on King's Day so I think most of the workers had the day off. There was only one worker painting the pieces and I think that was mostly for the tour. The main reason to visit is of course, to buy Delft! They have a wide selection, with the hand painted Delftware costing more than transferware. No matter your budget, you're sure to find something you like - and can afford. They also ship to the U.S. and don't charge tax so that's pretty nice. It will take five weeks to arrive, though.
  • March 4, 2017
    Interesting museum about delftware. The factory is included in the visit and it is quite fun to see the producing process of delftware. The souvenir store is impressive as well. You can get a discount price at 9.5 euro if you have a museum card.
  • April 5, 2017
    Good collection. As a tourist you are also guided for tax refund on your purchase. In their factory, you can also see how delftware is made. In the shop, you might also see somebody making beautiful fine drawings on vases.
  • June 4, 2017
    Mind blowing collection of Royal Delft Pottery. The demonstration of Delft pottery making was an eye opener. The intricacies makes it special.
  • May 18, 2017
    Very unique hand painted and transfer designs. Excellent workmanship worth supporting.

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