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Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Delftweg 133, 2289 BD Rijswijk, Netherlands
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Souvenir of Delft Blue tile
    • Discounts on showroom items
    • Coffee or tea with Dutch biscuits
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport to/from The Hague
    • Gratuities
    • Shipping cost for pottery items
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were privileged to have been able to take this private tour of the Delft Pottery Factory in Rotterdam this past October. The booking process was easily accomplished online and the confirmation was quick. The tour of the factory was very informative and interesting. We ended
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    We loved this factory and the painting workshop. Was a small place, but we learned a lot about Delft Pottery. The Painting workshop was lots of fun, our instructor was very nice and they brought us a local Dutch treat of Stroopwafel's and Chocolate candy. Look forward to
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    Nice to see one of the two remaining Delft Potteries. The production process is concisely explained and then you can visit the painting shop and chat freely with the artists. We enjoyed our visit !
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    Response from Seaside10795459920, General Manager at Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop
    Responded 7 Aug. 2019
    Thank you for your visit. Very good to hear you enjoyed your visit. Kind Reards
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    We really enjoyed the tour and its a great place to pick up some of the famous Delft pottery. But you really need to have a personal interest or appreciate the artistry. Its cool you get to see the artists performing their craft and the tour of the factory floor is neat.
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    Response from DelftPottery, General Manager at Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop
    Responded 28 Aug. 2019
    Thank you very much. This is indeed meant for people who appreciate crafts and handwork, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
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    This place is charming, quaint and so peaceful . The workers obviously adore their job which is a passion they friendly share. I highly recommend this private tour and will cherish this special afternoon for a long long time if not ever .
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    Response from DelftPottery, General Manager at Private Tour: Delft Pottery Factory Tour and Painting Workshop
    Responded 8 May 2019
    Thank you. As a family owned company our staff works indeed with a passion. Thank you for your review.
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    By: Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw
    269 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    retired-one10
    Cornwall, Canada
    156
    Fantastic tour of the Delft Factory and a wonderful hands on workshop.
    We were privileged to have been able to take this private tour of the Delft Pottery Factory in Rotterdam this past
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    Madalina S
    Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
    84
    Educational porcelain manufacturer
    I visited the production site during 2019 Open Days. It was very interesting learning more about Delft blue
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    dlc2155
    College Station, Texas
    61
    Delft Painting Workshop
    We loved this factory and the painting workshop. Was a small place, but we learned a lot about Delft Pottery.
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    Niall B
    Cork, Ireland
    1937
    Dont bother
    Certainly not worth €14 per person. The 'visit to factory' part is especially disappointing - takes about 2
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    JulietteRaaij
    Haarlem, The Netherlands
    20
    Great place, nice people
    This is a great place to learn about Delft Pottery. Nice people who explain the whole baking and painting
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    DerekJG
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    293
    Brief but I interesting
    15min free tour but informative. There were four of us, all English only speaking, and we really enjoyed looking
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    Chris E
    Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
    19050
    BEAUTIFUL !
    This has always been a place I wanted to visit and it certainly was worth the wait. Everything is so BEAUTIFUL.
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    mcivetti1
    Newport, Rhode Island
    10
    Wonderful
    The self tour with headsets included in the price of admission is wonderful. You can talk to artist while they are
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    TennisgalGreenBay_WI
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    743341
    Short but Meaningful Tour
    5 of us walked in without reservations and they immediately sent us upstairs for a tour. The man giving it was
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    Gran7
    Crossett
    1280368
    Fabulous tour
    This is one of the best factory tours we’ve experienced. Total overview of how this beautiful pottery is made from
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    Stephanie F
    20
    Make some memories!
    This was a great experience. I wound up getting the package that allowed me to make my own tile. It was an
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    quilterb2018
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    123
    Personalized Tour
    Our tour was without any reservation. It was a lovely way to spend some time. The guide was very informative and
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    72Chris
    Frondenberg, Germany
    21895
    Nice tour, giving a good perspective of the painting art and finished by an interesting shopping experience
    Nice to see one of the two remaining Delft Potteries. The production process is concisely explained and then you
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    Oilerman
    Calgary, Canada
    310141
    Cool, but may not be for everyone
    We really enjoyed the tour and its a great place to pick up some of the famous Delft pottery. But you really need
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    Beverly B
    4315
    free
    Free tour demonstrates and explains the pottery making process. Get there before the tour buses arrive.
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