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Meet the craftsmen of Delft Blue

Royal Delft has been creating high-quality Delft Blue since 1653. From generation to generation, this age-old craft is passed on and iconic Delft Blue pieces are still made entirely by hand at the factory.

In our factory museum, you will not only discover our history, but also meet the makers of Delft Blue in the factory. Then get inspired during a painting workshop and admire the diverse collection in our shop. For coffee, a delicious lunch or high tea, you are welcome in Brasserie1653.

Royal Delft Museum is open seven days a week from 09:30 to 17:00. You can buy tickets through our website, but it is also possible to buy a ticket at the museum reception.

 

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Meet the craftsmen

Meet Naatje

Meet Naatje, a passionate Delft Blue artisan. She dedicates herself to the crucial process of crafting Delft Blue: molding, sponging and finishing the clay to create a premium product. Discover more about our handmade products during a visit to our factory museum.

Meet Theo

Meet Theo, a devoted Delft Blue craftsman. He works on a vital aspect of crafting Delft Blue: engobing. Having applied a smooth layer, the product is ready to be hand-painted by our master-painters. Discover more about our handmade products during a visit to our factory museum.

Meet Laurens

Meet Laurens, one of the master painters at Royal Delft. Through his dedication and professional skills, he transforms white objects into iconic Delft Blue treasures. Discover more about our handmade products during a visit to our factory museum.

 

Meet Huib

Meet Huib, a dedicated craftsman who traditionally converts liquid clay into biscuit, ready for the painter. From pouring the clay, completing the finishing, carefully sponging to thorough inspection, Huib works with great accuracy every day.

Meet Patricio

Meet Patricio, one of the moldmakers of Royal Delft. He’s driven by a passion for perfection and craftsmanship. The craft demands precision and forms the foundation for every piece of Delft Blue.

Royal Delft Museum keeps the past alive

Royal Delft Museum is the place where history, craftsmanship and art come together, keeping the Dutch Cultural Heritage of Delft Blue alive for current and future generations.

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