Delft is known first and foremost for its signature Delft Blue pottery.
Trips to the Delft pottery museum are possible by bus tour. For 365 years Royal Delft has been making the world famous Delft Blue Ceramic. Royal Delft is the last Delftware factory from the 17th century.
Delft played a highly influential role in the Dutch Golden Age, with its picturesque canal-ringed town. It is the birthplace of Johannes Vermeer, a painter from the Dutch Golden Age. He is best known for his work depicting women in everyday domestic scenes, like the mysterious Girl with the Pearl Earring. The Oude Kerk (Old Church), a Gothic church located in the old city center of Delft, it’s considered to be the oldest building in Delft. Enjoy the beautiful organ, the stained glass windows, as well as the massive bell. Here, you can see the grave of Vermeer.
Delft is also a background of one of the famous chapters of Dutch history. The first royal of the Netherlands, William of Orange, lived in Delft and was murdered here. He is buried in the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) of Delft. Since then, almost every deceased member of the royal family has been interred in the royal crypts at the New Church.
A stroll around this charming old town with your enthusiastic tour guide is a true delight.
Delft Pottery Tour and City Tour
Duration 2,5 H.
Including Delft Pottery Museum entrance (Pottery Tour).
Includes a cheese tasting in a Dutch cheese shop (City Tour).
Feel free to contact us and discuss the possibilities.