Although it is not exactly sure when the first factories were started, it is known that as early as in the second half of the 16th century, there were factories in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Middelburg that produced multicoloured (or polychrome) earthenware. Dutch potters learnt this trade from their Italian colleagues. It was presumably not until the end of the 16th century that the first pottery was founded in Delft. After that, the number of factories rapidly increased. Firstly because Dutch seamen caught several cargos containing Chinese porcelain and introduced it to the Dutch. Secondly, and most importantly, because tradesmen with the Dutch East India Company (founded in 1602) brought back large quantities of Chinese porcelain from the Far East. This type of porcelain, which was decorated in blue on a white background, was very popular among the Dutch, and soon afterwards Dutch potters started to imitate it.
Individual visitors: € 12,50 p.p.
Children (with family) < 12 years free
Children 13-18 years € 6,25
Groups > 20 people € 9,50 p.p.
Guided tour max. 30 pers./guide € 35,00
Holland Pass, City pass The Hague/Delft and Rotterdam pass: free
Minicards: 24% discount
Please note: free entrance to factory shop and lunchroom.
Our visitors outside the European Union will receive a Tax-free cheque if they spend more than 50 euros in our showroom. It is also possible to have your items shipped to your home address.
Free parking at the sides and back of our building.
Note! It is prohibited to park you car at the busparking at the front of the building. This will be strictly checked.
Daily from 09:00 - 17:00 uur
We are open on Sunday from November 1st until March 21 from 12:00 - 17:00 uur
Closed on 25, 26 December en 1st of January.