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. By using our Delft journey planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Royal Delft and other attractions in Delft.
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • We really enjoyed our guided tour in English. We ended up purchasing a few items close to the heart. Having the items shipped with insurance home (USA) removed the VAT tax. Highly suggest taking the tour.
  • Great as museums go but be aware we're talking about porcelain so the subject might be of limited interest to the wider public.You will see plenty of pots, vases, plates, decorative jars painted in the characteristic blue colour as well as a wirkshop, parts of the factory and an impressive souvenir shop. Worth definitely a visit if you're in the area but not wityh young kids.
  • Really nice garden of cafe. It’s fantastic just to go to the gift shop. You can see inside factory of delft ware during a guided tour.
  • I found the tour so interesting, we got to see items being hand painted and the whole process. At the end was a big store where we could buy items at prices that suit everybody's differing needs. The staff were all very polite and friendly.
  • Really enjoyed the tour and meeting the Artist. They will talk to you - you are totally allowed to talk to them while they paint. I was nervous at first haha I enjoyed the walk there from the station took the long way from train station by foot around shops and canals very beautiful. Easy quick stop and not over crowded. I especially enjoyed a goat cheese sandwich at the Cafe all around great girl stop! One of my favorite experiences in Holland.

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