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Royal Delft (Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles) Tours

Royal Delft (Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles)
Dating back to 1653, Royal Delft (Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles) is the world’s best-known manufacturer of the Netherlands’ iconic blue-and-white porcelain goods. The factory—the only such manufactory that remains from the 17th century—is open to travelers looking to learn about this one-of-a-kind hand-painted stoneware. 
 
The Basics
Visitors come to Royal Delft to learn about the history of this unique art and see modern master painters at work. Free audio tours are available in multiple languages, and guided tours are available with prior reservation. Tours includes a peek at the Dutch Royal Family Chamber, as well as the opportunity to explore the factory’s own museum, where hundreds of antique Delft pieces are prominently displayed. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Royal Delft is a must-visit experience for those interested in art or history.
  • Visitors can book entrance tickets in advance to save money and skip the lines.
  • The factory offers a special scavenger-hunt program to engage children.
  • You don’t need to tour the factory to visit its shop and on-site restaurant, Brasserie1653.
 
When to Get There
The factory is open from 9am to 5pm daily from mid-March through the end of October, and Sunday hours are reduced during the winter months to 12pm to 5pm (check ahead for exact dates, as they can fluctuate). The factory closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day and is shut on Christmas and Boxing Day (December 26) and on January 1.

How to Get There
The factory is located just outside the center of Delft, a 15-minute walk from the railway station and a 20-minute walk from Market Square. It takes about 20 minutes by car to reach the factory from The Hague, and free parking is available around the building.
  
Special Events and Programs at Royal Delft
Royal Delft offers a variety of special events and activities, including tile-painting classes, master classes, and temporary exhibits featuring the works of contemporary Dutch artists. Custom items are also available, including commemorative tiles and plates to mark the birth of a baby, as well as corporate gifts.
Address: Rotterdamseweg 196, AR Delft 2628, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery

Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery

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Take a private tour of Delft and delve into the city’s royal history with this customizable, half-day walking tour. Famed for its iconic Delftware (or Delft Blue) pottery, its historic Old Town and its connections with the Dutch Royal Family, Delft is one of the Netherlands’ most popular day trip destinations. On this tour, you'll explore the Old Town, where you’ll stumble upon sights like the Prince’s Court and City Hall, and visit the New Church, the final resting place of William the Silent an other notable royals.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided Horse Tram or Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour through Historic Delft

Guided Horse Tram or Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour through Historic Delft

We will gladly take you along the visible history of Delft in style. During the 90-minute tour we pass the most beautiful historic canals and parks in Delft and a guide tells various facts about the city of Delft. You will learn about Willem van Oranje, the VOC, why Delft is older than Amsterdam, but also about Johannes Vermeer and Hugo de Groot. The route starts on the historic Market of Delft and leads through the old city center. The tour can be expanded with a visit to a Delft Blue pottery factory, Vermeer Center, Museum Prinsenhof or other place of interest in Delft. Entirely in 17th century style you can also be dressed as a historical figure. It is a unique experience to go by car or tram to the most special places of Delft and it offers you a unique perspective. An experience that you can enjoy for a long time to come.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Half Day Private Tour - Highlights of Delft

Half Day Private Tour - Highlights of Delft

Delft the university town and relive its glorious past as you wander along canals, churches, mansions and courtyards, this university town also offers canal tours, museums, markets and many pubs. Visit the ancient, medieval and modern neighborhoods to see and appreciate the vast history and culture that the city has witnessed over the years, also try the best food, drinks, local favorite places to hangout and beat the touristic rush. Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the dutch culture and to fall in love with Delft even more.
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  • 8 hours
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