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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.

Amsterdam: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25 Attractions

2. Amsterdam: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25 Attractions

Enjoy unlimited access to over 25 of Amsterdam's hottest attractions with a city pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. Go on guided tours of Rotterdam and The Hague, discover world-famous collections of historic art, and admire the city from the canals on a cruise. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the digital guide to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone to see with over 25 attractions including the Heineken Experience and Keukenhof. Attractions: Heineken Experience (reservations required)RijksmuseumThis Is HollandMoco MuseumA'DAM LookoutKeukenhof with boat cruise (reservations required)100 Highlights CruiseRotterdam, Delft, and The Hague guided tourTour de BonTonRoyal Experience - Royal Coster DiamondsKeukenhof tourJohan Cruijff Stadium tourZaanse Schans tour (reservations required)Keukenhof bus tour (reservations required)1-Hour pedal boatMacBike bike rentalHouseboat MuseumMuiderslot CastleDiamond Museum AmsterdamPancakes AmsterdamJewish Cultural QuarterAmsterdam Pipe MuseumHouse of Bols cocktail experienceAmsterdam Tulip MuseumVolendam, Edam, and windmills bus excursion (reservations required)Tony Chocolonely Superstore

Delft: Entrance Ticket for the Old and New Churches

3. 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.

Delft: Museum Prinsenhof Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

4. Delft: Museum Prinsenhof Entrance Ticket and Audio Guide

The Museum Prinsenhof Delft offers a unique opportunity to explore the history of the Netherlands, Delft, and Delftware. Learn all about the history of Delft and the rest of the country as you explore the museum, itself a building of great historical importance. The museum is located on the site of some of the most dramatic and consequential events in Dutch history including the assassination of William of Orange, the Father of the Dutch Nation. The bullet holes of the assassination are still visible. Learn more about the famous inhabitants of Delft's past such as the world-famous painter Johannes Vermeer, Michiel van Mierevelt, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and Hugo de Groot. Discover the role that the citizens of Delft played in the history of the Netherlands and how Delftware became the global brand it is today. See some beautiful Delftware pieces in the museum next to beautiful paintings from the period known as the 'Golden Age'.

Amsterdam: The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam Private Day Tour

5. 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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What people are saying about Delft

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.

Really interesting museum and factory tour. Owing to coronavirus we were the only people on the tour with an audio guide which was great. Recommend going now when it’s quiet!

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

Great exhibition with interesting background knowledge

Very nice visit where you can see the creativity of the artists

Enjoy the visit and a coffee in a very pretty garden