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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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  • We did mistake of visiting Delft just to visit this porcelain factory. It's not as beautiful as Meissen near to Dresden. Also quite far from railway station. We recommend skip this and instead spend 1...  more »
  • Arrived on Sunday, after lunch. Had a guided tour around the museum and factory. Our tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Learnt alot about the history of Delft. The tour finishes in the...  more »
  • Unique place where one can gets familiar with the Dutch art, handcrafts, heritage and fine dining culture. 
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  • Interesting stop. Very friendly staff and nice short tour, about 10 mins. Prices are high, but appropriate for the time that goes into the hand painting, three days for a large plate for instance. Very pretty location on the canal. Worth a quick stop. Come during the week to see them actually working, very empty on the weekend.
  • Fun little stop on our Best of Holland tour. Interesting to see how things are made and the effort and craftmanship of the painters. Cool to learn about traditions and history.
  • A truly amazing experience full of the history spanning more than 400 years.
  • Nice to see hand made pottery at a time where virtually everything is machine made.
  • Yep. Ok. We learned some things.