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Royal Delft, Delft

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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 book a guide for an hour at 35EU to take us around the factory. She did an excellent tour. Sadly, there was not a painter there, as promised, and that was disappointing. Even she was surprised,...  read more »
  • Enjoyed tour of Delft Royal Porcelain factory - The only one remaining in Holland out of 34 or so. Tour starts with 2-part video, background in one theater followed by process animation in adjacent th...  read more »
  • We did visit and we were taught to differentiate between the painted pottery by hand and by transfer. Recommended for pottery lovers and those who do not like to appreciate it a little more :)
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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.
  • Yep. Ok. We learned some things.
  • A must see. It is amazing to see how they make pottery like in the old days. All our family enjoyed seeing all the pottery art exhibition,made in the past 300 years.
  • Interesting place to visit. Nice history. Also its fun to see the factory and how its made
  • If yo are visiting Delft this museum is a must! Great atmosphere and a ton of beautiful art all throughout the building. You cab even see how the Delft Blue is painted on different object. And they have a very special version of Rembrandt's Nightwatch (Nachtwacht in Dutch).
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