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Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour

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Rijswijk, Netherlands

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Get a masterclass in Delftware (or Delft Blue) pottery on a private tour and pottery workshop at the Delftse Pauw factory in Delft. Visit the traditional factory for an inside look at how the iconic blue-and-white pottery is made, then design your own Delft tile under the watchful eye of a professional artist. Enjoy the opportunity to visit the showroom, where you receive discounts on any items you purchase.
  • Private Delft factory tour and pottery workshop in Delft, near The Hague
  • See how the Netherlands’ iconic blue-and-white earthenware is made on a tour of the Delftse Pauw factory
  • Enjoy special discounts on showroom items
  • Paint your own Delft Blue tile during a private pottery workshop
  • Select a tour time to suit your vacation schedule
Local guide
Souvenir of Delft Blue tile
Discounts on showroom items
Coffee or tea with Dutch biscuits
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport to/from The Hague
Gratuities
Shipping cost for pottery items

Departure Point

Delftweg 133, 2289 BD Rijswijk, Netherlands

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
At a start time to suit your schedule, make your own way to Rijswijk (Delft Noord) — a 5-minute train ride from The Hague ­ — and stroll to Delftse Pauw, one of the few Dutch factories that still continue the tradition of hand-painted Delft pottery 

Alongside a guide, you’ll take a tour of the factory and see the production process of the classic blue-and-white pottery first hand. Break for a hot beverage and traditional Dutch biscuit before trying your hand at creating Delft pottery in a painting session.

Under the guidance of a professional artist, you’ll learn the intricate techniques required to paint delicate blue designs on white Delft pottery. Unleash the artist within as you complete your project, which will then be fired in a kiln and shipped to your home the following week.

Then, visit the showroom to admire pristine pieces of Delft pottery. Receive discounted rates if you purchase any additional items, and arrange shipping to your home at your own expense.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
PAAUW the delft blue factory
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Delftse Hout
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Rijswijk is located approximately five minutes from The Hague by train
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Heinen Delftware De Pauw B.V.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Delft Pottery Factory Painting Workshop Including Private Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "I would highly recommend this tour for teens and adults." See review

Reviews

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A Must Do in Delft
sineahmcgrady
, Jan 2020
We would highly recommend this tour /experience for anyone traveling to the area. The tour guide was so friendly and hospitable. We were a small group and enjoyed chatting over coffee before the official tour. The information, history, and process of creating Delft pottery was very interesting! The highlight was painting our own tiles from our chosen outlines. We can't wait to see the finished product! Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear you had a good time. Best Regards
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Very personable and nice touches
creativeworkspsy
, Jan 2020
Great tour and we enjoyed the information and the painting. How fortunate we were to have the patience and guidance of a master painter and we developed a real appreciation of delft pottery and painting.
icon Response from Host , May 2020
Thank you for your review. it is good to hear you had a good time and appreciate our pottery and the painting.
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Brilliant experience
Linda N
, Aug 2019
Omg this was the most amazing experience and best of all I was able to create a beautiful keepsake. The staff were amazing and it was just incredible
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Highly recommended Factory Tour and Painting workshop
mariellem0es
, Aug 2019
We were first given a tour, which was super interesting! Then given a practice tile and shown some painting techniques. Then we were given another tile and the option to freehand a picture or use a stencil which provides some guidelines. (So you don’t have to be an artist to have a great work of art!). The workshop was led by one of the master artists, who super nice and helpful when help was needed. He added just a few strokes to mine and what a difference! It was so much fun! And now we have original works of art in Delft Blue. Of note, my daughter has done this twice now (at age 7 and at age 10) and she absolutely loved it both times! It’s a great family thing to do! Yes, you pay extra to have it sent home if you aren’t around to pick it up, but it was totally reasonable in cost, in my opinion.
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Delft Visit
crocdugd
, Jul 2019
The tour was interesting but very short however the tile painting class was a great experience. People should be aware that the tile that you paint will not be ready for 5 weeks or so (they process it as other delft works) and that you need to pay additional 25Euro for postage in EU or additioanal 40Euro if outside EU.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed the tour and liked the workshop a lot. Tiles need to be glazed and fired and with shipping abroad, delivery can take several weeks. The cost of postage depends on the number of tiles and whether others are included as well., The cost is based on the cost the courier charges us. Good to hear you had a good experience. Kind Regards
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Recommended
Paola L
, Jul 2019
The tour was really good, the painting class was soo funny, we laughed all the time, and we got to try our artistic skills
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Factory tour and painting workshop
OnAir60089867513
, Jun 2019
This was an incredible experience. My daughter and I enjoyed learning the process and being able to paint our own tile was great. We have since received the tiles in the mail and we are overwhelmingly pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend this tour for teens and adults. I would suggest a small group as you receive individual attention. The people at the facility were so kind and were patient with all of our questions. I would definitely recommend this tour and workshop.
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The Workshop is definitely worth it!
GrandTour24832668056
, May 2019
I was on the fence as to whether to this trip because you can do the tour itself for free and I wasn’t sure if the workshop was worth it. IT WAS! The tour itself is a little short and light, but the workshop allows you to sit for as long as you want (it felt like we could have stayed for hours and hours) while just paint away and someone offers you tea, coffee, and chocolates. It was one of the best experiences on my trip!
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The Tile painting experience
Camper711583
, May 2019
Excellent tour. The best part of the tour was learning how the tiles are painted to create the different blue hues. Then to top off the tour, painting a practice tile and then painting a tile for real. When done, they glaze and oven fire your tile. After 8 days it is ready to be shipped to you ( at your expense ) This is a once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Thank you for your review. It is good to hear you enjoyed the your and the workshop
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Painting tile was great fun
Navigator37824121833
, Apr 2019
Really enjoyed painting my own tile. The instructor was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and encouraging. Staff was friendly and kind.
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