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Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

1. Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

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.

Delft: Entrance Ticket for the Old and New Churches

2. Delft: Entrance Ticket for the Old and New Churches

Visit two of the most famous churches in the Netherlands: the 'Oude Kerk' and 'Nieuwe Kerk' of the city of Delft. Both are architectural marvels full of history and stories and can be visited with just one ticket The New Church was completed in 1655. Almost every member of the royal family since the death of William of Orange have been laid to rest here. The church is also known for spectacular architecture, giant pipe organ, and stained-glass windows The Old Church is thought to have been founded in 1246. See its crooked tower, which is 2 meters off-center, and admire its distinctive stained-glass windows. It’s also where you’ll find the graves of famous Dutch people such as the painter Vermeer.

From Amsterdam: Delft and The Hague Private Tour

3. From Amsterdam: Delft and The Hague Private Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to the potteries in Delft, Madurodam, and the Mauritshuis in The Hague. You have entrance tickets to the Mauritshuis museum, Madurodam, and the Royal Delft potteries where you stay approx. 1 - 1.5 hours at each spot. If there is time left you can have a nice lunch in The Hague. You will be picked up in a luxury Mercedes sedan or minivan by a professional driver. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam Private Day Tour

4. Amsterdam: The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam Private Day Tour

Discover some of the top highlights of Holland on this full-day tour. As you explore The Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam, you’ll learn about the fascinating history and culture from your private guide. You’ll see sights like the Binnenhof, take in the incredible architecture, and much more.  After being picked up, you’ll travel to the city of Delft, home to the Delft Blue pottery and the House of Orange-Nassau. One of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Delft played a highly influential role in the Dutch Golden Age, and its architecture reflects this. Here you can visit the famous Royal Delft Museum, where you’ll learn about the famous Delft Blue pottery (entrance is €14 per person). Next, it’s on to The Hague, the political center of the Netherlands. Explore the charms of this old town with memorable sights, such as the 19th-century restored City Hall, Binnenhof, and the New Church. After your visit to The Hague, you’ll have the chance to visit the Madurodam museum. This miniature park is home to a range of 1:25 scale model replicas of famous Dutch landmarks, historical cities, and large developments (entrance is €16.50 per person). From there, your guide will drive you to the city of Rotterdam. Discover how the destruction during World War II led to an intensive rebuilding process and Rotterdam becoming one of the most daring examples of modern architecture in the Netherlands. Here you have the option to visit the Euromast tower to have a great view of the city (entrance is €10.50 per person). After your visit to Rotterdam, your guide will drive you back to your hotel or any other desired location.

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We enjoyed the museum very much, and so did the children (14 and 10 years old). At the beginning, a film, a little history about the museum, then a museum tour with an audiobook, and at the end you can see the workers at the factory how they create these masterpieces. We spent about 1.5 hours there. Worth the price for me. I recommend.

Great pass if you plan your highlights in advance. You can definitely save money and check-in went smoothly everywhere. Definitely a recommendation.

Fabulous place. Love the history, the workshop, watching the craftsman, and the finished products are outstanding. Bravo!!

Great exhibition with interesting background knowledge

Starting difficulties when activating, but then great