Welcome to Delft


Founded around 1100, the town grew rich from weaving and trade in the 13th and 14th centuries. In the 15th century a canal was dug to the Maas river, connecting it with the small port of Delfshaven and increasing trade. In the 17th century, artisans started to produce Delftware, the distinctive blue-and-white pottery originally duplicated from Chinese porcelain. Delftware continues to be produced today, and the town also has a thriving university that is renowned for its architecture faculty.


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$101.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rotterdam, Delft & The Hague Full-Day Tour from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Euromast Tower, Rotterdam, South Holland Province.Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Rotterdam, South Holland Province.Pass By: Delftse Hout, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Madurodam, The Hague, South Holland Province.Pass By: The Hague Tower, The Hague, South Holland Province.Pass By: Markthal, Rotterdam, South Holland Province.Pass By: Vredespaleis, The Hague, South Holland Province.Pass By: Centraal Station, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.

$113.03 Tours & Sightseeing

Zaanse Schans, Delft, The Hague, Madurodam Tour from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Trip (Morning)Travel by coach from central Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans to see its famous massive windmills. Capture your share of windmill photos, see wooden houses and old-fashioned stores, and visit a maker of wooden clogs. Next, you'll drive to the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, where you can see locals wearing traditional Dutch clothes. To get from Volendam to Marken, take a 20-minute boat ride, with approximately 45 minutes at each stop (summer only). You’ll also stop at a cheese factory, where Dutch cheeses are still made in the traditional way.Delft and The Hague Half-Day Trip (Afternoon)Right after your morning tour ends, continue sightseeing with your afternoon tour. Head to the picturesque town of Delft to visit a famous producers of Delft pottery, the Royal Delft — the last remaining factory of the 32 that were established in this city during the 17th century. Witness the production process of this iconic blue-and-white pottery during a demonstration, and browse the museum to see a collection of earthenware antiques. You'll also see a reproduction of Rembrandt'sThe Night Watch artwork made from Delft blue tiles. You'll then have 30 minutes to explore the historic city center on your own. Highlights include Oude Kerk (Old Church), Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate) city wall remains and the historic Waag (Weigh House).From Delft, continue to The Hague, the former capital of the Netherlands and its third largest city. There will be a tour of the city by coach to see the Houses of Parliament and Noordeinde Palace, the 'working palace' of King Willem-Alexander. There will also be a photo stop at the Peace Palace. Lastly, visit Madurodam, the Netherlands' famous miniature park at a 1:25 scale, and marvel at famous Dutch buildings and landmarks.Throughout your tours, listen to commentary about the sights from your expert guide and capture photos of the crafts, culture and traditions that define the Netherlands. End your 11-hour Super Saver tour of the Netherlands in central Amsterdam.

$67.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Delft and The Hague Trip from Amsterdam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Madurodam, The Hague, South Holland Province.Pass By: Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Delftse Hout, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Oostpoort, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, South Holland Province.Pass By: Vredespaleis, The Hague, South Holland Province.

$90.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Amsterdam Sightseeing Tour plus Delft, The Hague, Madurodam

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Red Light District, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Madurodam, The Hague, South Holland Province.Pass By: Royal Palace Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: De Waag, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: The Amstel, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: National Monument, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: St. Nicholas Basilica, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Lindbergh Day Tours, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.Pass By: Delftse Hout, Delft, South Holland Province.Pass By: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, North Holland Province.

$39.96 Classes & Workshops

Delft Pottery Factory Private Tour and Painting Workshop

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.

$170.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague from Amsterdam plus Spido Boat

Meet your guide and driver at a centrally located meeting point in Amsterdam; the Heineken Experience. A comfortable 90-minute ride in an air-conditioned luxurious minivan will get you to the first destination of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and quite famous for its commercial harbor. Here you will have the chance to enjoy a 75-minute Spido boat tour, the best way to view one of one of the world’s largest ports. See Rotterdam’s imposing skyline, cutting-edge architecture, harbors, shipyards, and docks.Your next stop is the picturesque city of Delft, birth and final resting place of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Known as the Princes’ city, it is also where countless members of the Dutch royal family have moved, married, and been buried for centuries. Visit Delft’s canal-streaked historic town center, packed with inspiring historical monuments including Old Church, New Church, and the town hall. While in Delft, you will also visit De Delftse Pauw, a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, the most coveted porcelain since the 17th century.The next city is The Hague, which in addition to being the seat of the Dutch government, is also home of the Dutch royal family and the third largest city in the country. The Hague is where most foreign embassies in the Netherlands are located, as well as 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. It is also home to the Peace Palace, a number of royal palaces, Mauritshuis (featuring work by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol, among others), and Binnenhof (the Dutch parliament).Enjoy a transfer back to Amsterdam at the end of your tour and get a better understanding of life outside the cultural capital. This tour is operated as a small-group tour in a luxurious minivan, making your tour a more personalized experience without large crowds.