Perkins tagged along for a side excursion from The Hague to see Delft (her favourite colour is blue!). After exploring the city, we went to Royal Delft to learn about the history and production process of the world-famous pottery. The original factory, established in 1653, is the last remaining Delft earthenware factory from the 17th century. We saw how the earthenware is made and handpainted according to centuries old tradition.
Delft Blue motifs have their roots in Chinese porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Dutch land and seascapes began appearing at the beginning of the 17th century.
Perkins spent a while looking at this community tile wall world map. What do you spot and recognise?
If you're ever in The Hague, the #1 tram is the most scenic way to Delft. It can also be done as a day trip from Amsterdam.