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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 #7 of 23 Attractions in Delft
Type: Factory Tours, Museums
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, Museums
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 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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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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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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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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Ellenborough, Australia
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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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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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