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Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

Royal Delft: Delftblue Factory and Museum

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Royal Delft, is the last remaining original Delft Blue factory from the 17th century in Delft that still hand makes Delft Blue according to centuries-old tradition. Discover the history, craftsmanship, and innovation of this royal company during a visit.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Watch master painters and craftsmen at work
  • Admire the extraordinary building and enjoy tea in the beautiful garden
  • Experience the authentic production process in the factory
  • Opt for one of the painting workshops
Full description
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.
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Royal Delft entry ticket

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Host or greeter

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Audio guide: Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese

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Meeting point

Rotterdamseweg 196, 2628AR, Delft, the Netherlands.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones

Know before you go

  •  You can reach the Royal Delft from Amsterdam by train in 1,5 hours. From the Hague or Rotterdam you need only 30 minutes by train
  • Please note that on 24th and 31st of December the Royal Delft closes at 16:00. Also on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January it is closed all day
  • There is free parking around the building and the canal boat or Delft City Shuttle can take you into town in no time. Delft train station is just a 15-minute walk away and you can reach the Market Square in 20 minutes by foot. Close to Royal Delft there also a number of public bus stops
  • Entrance fee and Wi-Fi
  • Guided tour, food, and drinks are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Visitors can move around freely and go on a discovery tour themselves. Two small films at the beginning of the tour introduce the topic. In the factory itself, all production processes are clearly visible. The shop at the end is well stocked and should leave nothing to be desired. We recommend!

August 3, 2022

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.

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July 21, 2021

Informative tour of the museum and the workshop. Well-stocked museum shop with very friendly staff. Disadvantage: only 2 entry times per day for this package. We were in Delft in October. The off-season was due to only a few visitors on site, so we would have liked to have had more flexibility with the entry times.

October 12, 2019

Product ID: 196814