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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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Tromso, Norway
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had learned a fair amount about Delft Blue ceramics from visiting an exhibit in the Rijksmuseum, but I was glad to learn so much more about the process and history of craftsmanship in Delft. The self-guided tour was nice, and all information was in both Dutch and English, with audioguides in many more languages. I was particularly struck by... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We knew little about their products, and were pleasantly surprised to learn so much in so short a time. The employees are welcoming and kind. Watching them create beautiful pieces by hand was fascinating. The tour doesn't take long, but you'll leave with an appreciation of, and interest in, their lovely products and the care, patience, and skill required to... More

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Cleveland, OH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We reserved a workshop where we were able to "paint" our own piece. We got there early, had a nice lunch in the courtyard, spent time shopping in their shoppe, then took a self guided tour through the museum and factory. We then spent about an hour painting our own piece. They ship it back to the US for a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It was a very informative tour, understanding the history and the hardwork behind the beautiful Royal Delft creations. Every hand painted piece is an art and varies in design and color. From porcelain ware in yesteryear to the current ceramic, there is no compromising of the quality. After the introduction, we, 4 Singapore ladies began our shopping spree for pendants,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

An interesting trip even for someone not interested in pottery/ceramics. We learned a lot about the painstaking effort each painter has to put in to come up with the final product, and to advance in their profession. It was interesting to learn the difference between the hand-painted pieces and those done with a stencil. You can see how these vary... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It was nice to learn about the origins of the blue and white ceramics. It is a bit out of the way from the center and unless you are very interested in learning about the ceramics then I would not recommend it. I enjoyed watching the artist paint and seeing where the pottery is made. I suggest checking in other... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Royal Delft Porcelain Factory was wonderful - as were ALL of the attractions in Delft we visited! Would encourage visitors to watch the videos first for a good overview (we ended our time at the factory with the videos). The Delft version of The Night Watch is beautiful. Lots of wonderful displays of the various types of Delft-ware pottery... More

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Mouvaux
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This long-time factory of Delfts Blauw, the famous blue earthenware from the Netherlands, has created a very interesting experience. Walking through the factory you can see how the earthenware is being created and processed. It also explains the more modern techniques being used to taylor to the market segment that is not willing to pay for handwork.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I don't know why the tour spent so much time there. It seemed to me more like a publicity campaign. Need not go here.

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