Delft Blue is a Dutch icon. The meticulously handcrafted pottery is famous all over the world, and is still made to this day. But did you know that Delft Blue has a Chinese origin? “In the 17th century, Dutch tradesman brought home popular Chinese porcelain,” says tourism coordinator Helen Taylor. “When civil wars threw a spanner in the works, this was no longer possible and the Dutch began creating similar designs themselves.”

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