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Royal Delft - Koninklijke Poceleyne Fles

Rotterdamseweg 196, 2628 AR Delft, The Netherlands
+31 15 251 2030
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Ranked #3 of 8 Activities in Delft
Type: Factory Tours
Description: Tour this factory dating back to the 17th century, made famous for the production of its beautiful blue and white porcelain.
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Heemskerk, the Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

The Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles / Royal Delft is an earthenware factory with a history that dates back to 1653. They're most famous for their 'Delft Blue' products, known all over the world. The most astonishing fact about this company is undoubtedly that their master artists/painters still decorate its products by hand. To become a 'master painter' with Royal Delft takes... More

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Ellenborough, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great learning resource as the process is well explained, complete with artisans working even on our Sunday visit. It is a huge place - we just missed the initial multimedia presentation which was held spookily in a room where the doors just automatically close and open. Fascinating thing I learnt - the distinctive blue and white style... More

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Richmond, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This factory was on a tour that we booked in Amsterdam. The morning was Volendam, Marken and Windmills and also included a diamond factory; the afternoon was Delft and The Hague. You can book them separately; many options. The guide was interesting and took us through the factory sharing how one can determine "the real thing"! Of course we were... More

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Waterloo, Ontario
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The self-guided audio tour was interesting, although perhaps due to the timing of our visit we did not see a lot of action on the factory floor. I agree with an earlier poster that it would be better to view the film first, but again in our case the timing worked against it. The film was not actually shown on... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Overall it's a great place for a visit - explaining through audio and museum - like exhibits, how the traditions of delft blue ware began and have been maintained. We booked into a summer workshop where you can paint your own Delft ware, which is a certainly cheaper and lasting souvenir as opposed to the hugely expensive pieces available in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The audio guided tour was informative and enabled you to learn about the history of Delftware and tour the factory at your own pace. Fascinating to watch artists at work. Good cafe with a lovely outside seating area in an inner courtyard.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff.informative video and tour through the facility.worrisome that it is the last Delft porcelain factory.the craftsmanship is of the highest order.signed pieces were very expensive,which is to be expected.we liked the work of more modern designers,although there was not much of that.for the art to continue,I think they should give modern designs a chance.a definite to see in... More

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Houston, Texas
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great way to spend an hour doing a self guided tour. The audio guide provides a good history of Delftware and the process of making the pottery itself. Includes a walk through the studios where the pottery is still being made. And you can't leave without buying a piece of pottery from there of course.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This factory took the porcelain art from the Far East and made it their own. Beautiful pottery and souvenirs although some of the originals are highly priced, take away something of the discounted or smaller items.

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Tromso, Norway
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good experience to know more about this famous porcelain, how to make it, the history of it, and so on. And after that, yes you can go shopping

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