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Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery
"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 y the leader of the Dutch Revolt and the independent Dutch Republic. Born in the House of Nassau
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Private Walking Tour: Delft's Royal History and Pottery
"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 y the leader of the Dutch Revolt and the independent Dutch Republic. Born in the House of Nassau
From EUR55.00
 
Private Full-Day Tour to The Hague and Delft from Amsterdam
"Meet your professional guide at 10am in your hotel in Amsterdam. Start your tour with the visit of The Hague. The Hague is Holland's third largest city and the seat of the national government. The Hague is known as the international city of peace and jus you will see:- Hofvijver- Mauritshuis: world renowned museum with major works from the Dutch Masters. The collection includes Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp and a Self-portrait by Rembrandt The Goldfinch by Fabritius and many more- Binnenhof (Houses of Parliament)- Ridderzaal- Prison Gate- Noordeinde Palace (current 'working palace' of the king)- Lange Voorhout Palace (former 'working palace' of the queens).You w Delft Blue pottery painter Johannes Vermeer and its association with the royal House of Orange-Nassau. You will take a 1mile (1.6 km) walk through the heart of the city. Historical buildings and other sights of interest include Oude Kerk (Old Church) Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) which contains the Dutch royal family's burial vault and the William of Orange's mausoleum
From EUR349.00

Delft Blue ceramics Tips (11)

Blue Blue Oh So Blue

It is true! When visiting Delft you may not leave without visiting a shop, a boutique, a school or a museum full of Delft Blue.Most tourists do visit the Stedelijk Museum at Prinsenhof ...But you may...
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RoyJava
Nov 12, 2007

Delftware, more than just blue

As you delve through the various rooms and check the multi-lingual video out it's hard not to notice that there are more colours than blue. Just how difficult that would be I never quite discovered...
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iandsmith
May 08, 2007

More than just porcelain

One of the things that caught my eye wandering through the factory was some of the architecture. A lovely cloister, the entrance portal (2), the other doorways (3) that were obviously from different...
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iandsmith
May 08, 2007

Delft blue and the Rembrandt "Night Watch" mystery

If there is one single thing that makes Delft known world wide, it's Delftware. Royal Delft produces Delft Blue, an internationally renowned porcelain.In the 17th century supplies from China, the home...
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iandsmith
May 08, 2007

Koninnklijke Porceleyne Fles – Royal Delft

Of course Delft is world famous for it’s blue pottery. The Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles is the only remaining factory of the 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft in the 17th century....
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penumbra
Jan 18, 2007

De Porceleyne Fles

De Porceleyne Fles (The Porcelain Jar) was founded in 1635 and still produces the original Delft Blue ceramics for which the town is world famous. There is a lot imitations "Delft's Blue" in the...
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robertgaz
Aug 29, 2006

Pottery Factory

Although there are churches,a windmill,a canal...it's the visit to the Pottery Factory what I founded more interesting.Of course,if you have the time go to see afterwards those places or sit down on a...
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albert34
Aug 10, 2006

Delft Blue

We were not able to see two of the larger Delftware factories, which are located outside of town, but we walked past the small factory behind Nieuwe Kerk. It was fascinating to see artists painting...
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Rixie
Jan 07, 2006

Royal Delft

The Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles is the only remaining factory of the 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft in the 17th century.Royal Delft is the last remaining Delftware factory...
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Kyee
Oct 09, 2003

Too pretty to sit on

Now here's a modern interpretation of Delft Blue pottery ware. On the main page the larger picture features. Here a close up.
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ATLC
May 30, 2003

Delft is Famous in the World for its Pottery

A visit to Delft's pottery house is as essential as visiting eiffel tower while your visit to PAris.
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Pakistaniguy
Jan 20, 2003
 
 
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"For your Dutch quaintness fix :-)"
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"Delft from where the "blue" conquered the world."
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"DELFT --A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS"
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"Delving into Delft"
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"Playing tourist on a beautiful sunny but cold day"
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Things to Do Near Delft

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Hugo de Groot

When you've finished ogling the tilted old church tower, this fine edifice is sure to catch your attention on the other side of the canal. For some reason I never went and photographed the plaque that...
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Nieuwe Kerk

There is so much to see in the New Church, maybe too much to mention. We walked our way up to the mausoleum of William the Silent and the private royal family crypt. After we had a good look at both...
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Oude Kerk

The Old Church is considered to have been founded in 1246, when Count William II gave the industrial little city of Delft its own charter. We were able to visit it when we were on our way from the...
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Prinsenhof

Delftware was invented in an attempt to imitate the world-famous Chinese blue and white porcelain. Thanks to the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, this 'imitation porcelain' was so successfully developed...
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Mauritshuis

Many famous masterpieces of art to be found here e.g. Gezicht op Delft, Meisje met de Parel by Vermeer, paintings by Rembrandt and another personal favourite of mine, the monumental Stier (the Bull)...
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Koninklijke Stallen

The Royal Stables was established in 1815 by King William I. The present quarters at Hogewal in The Hague came into use in 1878. The Royal Stables houses the gala tack room. The equipment is used for...
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