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The Royal Delft Experience

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Royal Delft, is the last remaining original Delft Blue factory from the 17th century in Delft that still hand makes Delft Blue according to centuries-old tradition. Discover the history, craftsmanship, and innovation of this royal company during a visit.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Host or greeter
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Watch master painters and craftsmen at work
  • Admire the extraordinary building and enjoy tea in the beautiful garden
  • Experience the authentic production process in the factory
  • Opt for one of the painting workshops
Full description
Royal Delft, established in 1653, is the last remaining original Delft Blue factory from the 17th century in Delft that still hand makes Delft Blue according to a centuries-old tradition. Discover the history, craftsmanship and innovation of this royal company during a visit. The Royal Delft Experience takes you on an inspirational journey through the world of the centuries-old earthenware.

Paintbrushes carefully touch the white earthenware, whilst elsewhere clay is poured into handmade moulds. It is here, at Royal Delft, that craftsmen have been creating the iconic Delft Blue for almost 400 years. Admire the collection of antique and modern pieces of Delft Blue earthenware and experience the authentic production process in the factory. In the showroom, the complete collection of hand-painted classic and modern Delftware and souvenirs are displayed and can be purchased. In 2018 Royal Delft celebrated its 365th anniversary. Highlights of the year were the exhibition “Nouveau Blue: vision to realisation” until 30 September and the painting of a Delft Blue tile painting by 365 people during the year.

To complete the experience you can join one of the painting workshops and discover the skill needed to be a Royal Delft craftsman (upon reservation). Finally, you can soak up the atmosphere in Brasserie1653 that overlooks the beautiful courtyard garden, whilst having a cup of coffee, High tea, or lunch. There are audio and guided tours available in 8 languages. Royal Delft is easily accessible from Amsterdam, the Hague, and Rotterdam.
Includes
  • Entry ticket
  • Option for a painting workshop (at extra cost)
  • 1-Hour audio tour in 8 languages
  • 10% discount in the shop
  • Free Wi-Fi
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Guided tour

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Meeting point

Rotterdamseweg 196, 2628AR, Delft, the Netherlands.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You can reach the Royal Delft from Amsterdam by train in 1,5 hours. From the Hague or Rotterdam you need only 30 minutes by train
• Please note that on 24th and 31st of December the Royal Delft closes at 16:00. Also on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January it is closed all day
• There is free parking around the building and the canal boat or Delft City Shuttle can take you into town in no time. Delft train station is just a 15-minute walk away and you can reach the Market Square in 20 minutes by foot. Close to Royal Delft there also a number of public bus stops