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Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery

Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery - Delft, Netherlands

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Delft, Netherlands

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$59.07

Delve into royal Dutch history on this customizable private walking tour of Delft, a city in between Rotterdam and The Hague that's known for its historic town center, its signature Delft Blue pottery (Delftware) and, most importantly, its ties with the Dutch royal family. With your private guide, wander Old Town, see notable sights like the City Hall and the Prince’s Court, and visit the New Church to see where members of the Dutch royal family are buried, including William the Silent, the founding father of the Netherlands.

Your walking tour starts at Delft Market Square in front of beautiful City Hall ... More info ›

Delve into royal Dutch history on this customizable private walking tour of Delft, a city in between Rotterdam and The Hague that's known for its historic town center, its signature Delft Blue pottery (Delftware) and, most importantly, its ties with the Dutch royal family. With your private guide, wander Old Town, see notable sights like the City Hall and the Prince’s Court, and visit the New Church to see where members of the Dutch royal family are buried, including William the Silent, the founding father of the Netherlands.

Your walking tour starts at Delft Market Square in front of beautiful City Hall. Since this is a private tour, you can customize your exact itinerary; simply let your guide know which sights you'd like to see.
Head to Delft’s preserved Old Town, whose sights include the old town hall, the Old Church (Oude Kerk) and Agneta Park. Ponder the life and career of Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, who was born and raised in Delft, as you stroll along the canal-lined streets.
You’ll then delve into Delft’s royal history by visiting several sites connected to the Dutch royal family. Your guide will tell stories and explain the significance behind each place you visit to ensure you don't miss a thing.
One of the most notable figures you'll learn about is William of Orange (nicknamed William the Silent), the leader of the Dutch Revolt and the independent Dutch Republic. Born in the House of Nassau, he became Prince of Orange in 1544 and is thus the founder of the House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands.
Hear about his triumphs as one of the country's most renowned leaders. At the Prince's Court, discover how the hero's life tragically ended in murder. Then head to the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) to see his tomb and the graves of other members of the royal family.
Beyond its royal history, Delft is also well known for its Delftware. This distinctive blue-and-white pottery, originally duplicated from Chinese porcelain by 17th-century Dutch artisans, is sought after around the world. Your guide will show you how the porcelain is painted, and will give you time to shop for some souvenirs. If you wish, you can also visit the Royal Delft, the last remaining Delftware factory from the 17th century where you can find entirely hand-painted pottery using centuries-old techniques. This is optional, but it's worth the trip!
Your tour ends back at Delft Market Square.

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Delft Pottery Factory Tour Including Pottery Souvenir

Delft Pottery Factory Tour Including Pottery Souvenir - Delft, Netherlands
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Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Delft, Netherlands

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$24.87

Admire the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery on a guided tour of the Delftse Pauw factory in Delft, near The Hague. See how this iconic blue-and-white earthenware is made and take home a special handmade piece of pottery for your own ... More info ›

Admire the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery on a guided tour of the Delftse Pauw factory in Delft, near The Hague. See how this iconic blue-and-white earthenware is made and take home a special handmade piece of pottery for your own. You’ll also benefit from discounts on any showroom items you may like to purchase. Choose from several tour times to suit your schedule when booking.

At your chosen tour time, head to Rijswijk (Delft Noord), a quick 5-minute train ride from The Hague. Meet your guide for a tour of the Delftse Pauw factory, where the famous Dutch blue-and-white pottery is produced and sold.


Inspired by Chinese porcelain, Delftware, or Delft pottery, was first produced in Delft in the 16th century. An easier-to-obtain option than real Chinese porcelain, Delftware quickly became popular with wealthy Dutch people, and at one point, an estimated 30 factories in the town produced the sought-after pottery. Today, only a few of the factories — such as Delftse Pauw — remain to carry on the tradition of making hand-painted Delftware.

Learn how this pottery is made and see where the pieces are painted by hand to create the classic blue-and-white designs. Then admire the final product in the showroom, which displays a range of Delft pottery pieces. As a treat on this tour, take home your own authentic Delft pottery, a perfect display piece to remember your Delft experience. You’ll also receive discounts on any additional items you may like to purchase. If you prefer to have your shopping shipped to your home address, this can be arranged (own expense).

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Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop

Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop - Delft, Netherlands
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Delft, Netherlands

From USD
$43.53

Learn the ins and outs of the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery during this private Delftse Pauw factory tour and pottery workshop in Delft, near The Hague. Head to the traditional Delftse Pauw factory to see how Delftware is made ... More info ›

Learn the ins and outs of the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery during this private Delftse Pauw factory tour and pottery workshop in Delft, near The Hague. Head to the traditional Delftse Pauw factory to see how Delftware is made. Then follow a professional artist’s lead as you paint intricate blue-and-white designs on your own Delft tile — a unique souvenir. Continue on to the showroom, where you can enjoy discounts on any items you may like to purchase. Choose from several tour times to suit your schedule when booking.

At your chosen tour time, head to Rijswijk (Delft Noord), a quick 5-minute train ride from The Hague, and walk to Delftse Pauw, one the few factories in the Netherlands that still carry on the tradition of hand-painted Delft pottery, or Delftware. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of this classic blue-and-white pottery and see the production process firsthand.

Next, take a break for complimentary coffee or tea and a traditional Dutch biscuit before starting your private pottery painting session. A professional artist will guide you through the process of painting a classic Delft Blue tile. Let your artistic side shine as you paint intricate blue designs on a white tile. When your masterpiece is done, the tile will be fired in a kiln, and about a week later will be shipped home to you as a unique souvenir of your experience.
Admire a wide range of Delft pottery pieces in the showroom. Make use of a discount on any additional items you may like to purchase. If you prefer to have your shopping shipped to your home address, this can be arranged, although the service is at your own expense.

Your tour concludes inside the factory.

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