In the 17th century, there were more than 30 pottery factories in Delft. Royal Delft is the only surviving factory from that period. Would you like to see and experience how pottery is hand crafted in a traditional and authentic setting? If so, visit Royal Delft, and for an insight into small-scale production, De Candelaer & de blue tulip.
Royal Delft is the only remaining earthenware factory from the 17th century where the world-famous Delft Blue ceramics are still made. You can see the painters performing their craft with the same passion and vitality in accordance with centuries-old traditions.
In the museum you can admire all the highlights of the iconic collection of Delft Blue and Royal Delftware, such as the blue and white tulip pyramid. During the Royal Delft Experience you can discover the complete history and learn all about the production process of Royal Delftware. Finally, you can wander through the factory and see the production process up close for yourself.
TIP! A walk along the ceramic route will take you to Royal Delft in 25 minutes. But you can also take the Delft City Shuttle which stops right outside Royal Delft.
is a small pottery right in the city center where Delftware pottery is still crafted, painted, and fired in the traditional way. You will be surprised by the wide range of both traditional and modern Delftware products on offer.
The Blue Tulip
At the Blue Tulip, which is also right in the center of the city, the painters decorate each piece by hand in the traditional way. Would you like to get a unique piece of ceramic art? The Blue Tulip will be happy to make a customised piece for you!