City Tour Delft Blue in Pottery and Paint
with city guide Jan
Delft currently has a little more than 100,000 inhabitants and is known among other things, for its Technical University. Delft is located between the cities The Hague and Rotterdam in the province of South Holland. Delft is called little Amsterdam because of its many bridges and canals. It still looks the same as it did in the time of the painter Vermeer.
One of the largest and most beautiful market squares in The Netherlands can be found in Delft. The Nieuwe Kerk is reserved for royal funerals and weddings, and accommodates the tomb of Willem van Oranje.
The townhall in Dutch Renaissance style was built by Hendrik de Keizer.
Delft is an authentic Dutch city, with canals and facades dating from the 17th century.
Delft Blue Pottery is the blue&white Dutch version of Chinese porcelain. Delft-born painter Vermeer added minerals to his oils to create a shade of blue that made him famous.
EXCURSION Delft Blue in Pottery and Paint
Your City Guide Jan will illustrate and explain the history of Delft during a walk through the city. You will see demonstrations of the firing and decorating of Delft Blue Pottery in a ceramics workshop, and you will discover Vermeer’s work and his wonderful shades of blue in the Vermeer Center.
- Price €40 pp
- Group size 4-10
- Duration of the excursion 3 hours
- Included: certified guide, use of whisper system, city walk, visit to pottery factory, ticket to Vermeer Center