Learn the ins and outs of the Netherlands’ famous Delft pottery during this private Delftse Pauw factory tour and pottery workshop in Delft, near The Hague. Head to the traditional Delftse Pauw factory to see how Delftware is made. Then follow a professional artist’s lead as you paint intricate blue-and-white designs on your own Delft tile — a unique souvenir. Continue on to the showroom, where you can enjoy discounts on any items you may like to purchase. Choose from several tour times to suit your schedule when booking.
At your chosen tour time, head to Rijswijk (Delft Noord), a quick 5-minute train ride from The Hague, and walk to Delftse Pauw, one the few factories in the Netherlands that still carry on the tradition of hand-painted Delft pottery, or Delftware. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of this classic blue-and-white pottery and see the production process firsthand. Next, take a break for complimentary coffee or tea and a traditional Dutch biscuit before starting your private pottery painting session. A professional artist will guide you through the process of painting a classic Delft Blue tile. Let your artistic side shine as you paint intricate blue designs on a white tile. When your masterpiece is done, the tile will be fired in a kiln, and about a week later will be shipped home to you as a unique souvenir of your experience. Admire a wide range of Delft pottery pieces in the showroom. Make use of a discount on any additional items you may like to purchase. If you prefer to have your shopping shipped to your home address, this can be arranged, although the service is at your own expense.Your tour concludes inside the factory.