Travel

Royal Delft

My mom and I drove to Delft in The Netherlands before heading back to Düsseldorf from Brussels last week. She was really interested in visiting the Royal Delft factory.  When Christian & I visited in the fall of 2012, we had stopped in the factory & did a little shopping but we didn’t take the tour.  You can read about our visit here & our visit again to Delft with Christian’s mom here.

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After a quick breakfast at a bagel shop (first time seeing one of those!) in the city center, we went to the factory.  It was an audio tour that started with a video of the history of the Delft Blue pottery and then another video of the process of how it is made.  We walked through a couple of rooms with displays of the Delftware & at the end went into the factory where they were working on the earthenware.

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A dress made of Delft Blue pottery.  This dress was designed & shown at the International Food Floral Fashion event last fall in Delft. 

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The beautiful courtyard at the factory.

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Inside the actual factory where the pottery was being made.

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Once you are finished with the tour, you are directed to the gift shop where you can buy the Royal Delft pottery.  We both picked up a piece or two to take home with us!

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