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Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles

Address: Rotterdamseweg 196, 2628 AR Delft, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 15 251 2030
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Ranked #2 of 15 Activities in Delft
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Tour this factory dating back to the 17th century, made famous for the production of its beautiful...
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner 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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Corvallis, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and find this little spot of heaven. Take a self guided tour. The place is small but I can stand there for hours watching the workers do their thing. They are behind glass walls but it's amazing the intricate work they create and the beauty after it's been glazed is amazing. If you can like something... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was not expecting much but enjoyed (more a place for coach tours and not my scene) but the quirky format and accompanying well explained videos @ the start of the almost self guided tour (Head Sets are handed out @ start) made visit enjoyable. Learnt a few new aspects re- materials and history of these distinctive tiles, kitchenware and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The tour takes you through the history of how Royal Delft came to be as well as how it's made. You get to see artists in action as well as look round the factory where they make and fire the delftware. You also get an insight into the history of ceramic making in the Netherlands as well as what they're... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The factory tour as a part of our sightseeing in Amsterdam and Delft was worth it! The fine way in which the porcelain, the kitchware and other items of household is created, makes them truly extraordinary. It is a laborious and painfully hard and patient job. Only the experienced excel. It is worth a visit for all those who love... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The tour guides are knowledgeable and seeing the pottery making process is fun. Don't buy at the gift shop unless you have a discount through a tour because you can get it cheaper in the main square, and it is still Delft pottery.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

From Amsterdam, a scenic country drive past traditional windmills and farms will bring you to Delft. It's here that they produce the world famous Delft Blue ceramics. This small manufacture still creates and paints everything by hand. A guided tour through the factory takes you through each step of the production process. Very interesting and everything is available for purchase.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Well, like me you perhaps not rush to visit such a Museum! However I would strongly encourage you to make this one a must see. The guided tour was so entertaining, interesting and informative. The great cafe is a bonus - try lunch. The shop is simply mind blowing. Do it!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Excellent visit to the last remaining Delft Pottery Factory. Good film and interpretation, walk through factory. Good shop and cafe. Some pottery says its hand painted when it's not (some is transfer printed) the price will tell you which is 'hand' painted. Hand painted is expensive but when you see the process it's understandable. From central Delft it is a... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I loved the tour of the factory and getting to see the artisans at work on the different stages of the pottery being made. It was keyed just right - enough info to learn something but not overload/bore. The shop was good and we spent quite a bit on some handmade pottery - good because several Christmas presents bought!

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Heemskerk, the Netherlands
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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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