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Images2 Mar 4th, 2007 11:01 AM

Delft pottery tour
 
Which porcelain/pottery tour would be best to visit, the Delft Pottery de Delftse Pauw factory or the Porcelain fles delft factory?

Ida101 Mar 4th, 2007 11:41 PM

I prefer Porceleyne Fles.

artstuff Mar 5th, 2007 04:34 PM

I've been to both factories, and I prefer de Delftse Pauw.

Porceleyne Fles is a larger factory, they charge for their tour, and their pottery is more expensive.

De Delftse Pauw is a smaller factory, they have free tours, and their pottery was not as expensive, so I could afford to buy vases for all the women on my Christmas list (granted, they were small vases, but I had a lot of women to buy for).

Here's a link to a thread about Delft and pottery -

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...p;tid=34614304

Here's a thread about the Delftware mosaic in the bike tunnel in Delft. If you walk to Porceleyne Fles, you will walk through the tunnel. -

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...p;tid=34503105

Enjoy your travels to Delft. Peace, Robyn :)>-

Images2 Mar 6th, 2007 01:21 PM

Thanks so much for your tips! I'll be sure to check out the tunnel. I've never heard of it before. We'll be staying in Delft for 4 nights, doing some day trips with a car, as my husband wants to drive the Market Garden Route. Then we'll head to Amsterdam for 5 more nights. I sure hope the tulip fields will be in full bloom the week of April 22!

Ida101 Mar 7th, 2007 12:17 AM

Tulips will be blooming then.
On your route to Amsterdam be sure to drive the backroads around Lisse and Hillegom, you will be amidst the fields then.
And/or visit keukenhof.http://www.keukenhof.nl/nm/english.html

Images2 Mar 7th, 2007 06:24 AM

Thanks Ida. We have a whole day reserved for the gardens and a bike ride around the fields. I love the map on viamichelin of this area, because they have pictures of tulips on their map where the fields are!


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