Visit The Hague — a city in the Netherlands and the seat of the Dutch Government — and De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (literally, the Royal Porcelain Bottle, better known as the Royal Delft factory), the last remaining Delft earthenware factory, where ceramics have been produced for more than 3 centuries. You’ll begin your tour with a drive through the often unseen, quieter side of Holland’s villages to the 17th-century city of Delft, famous for its Delft Blue pottery and is the birthplace of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Upon arrival, you’ll join your tour guide for a short walk through the narrow streets of this quaint city filled with canals, cobbled alleys and gabled houses. While other companies have opted for mass production, the Delft factory painstakingly creates its famed earthenware using the same methods employed since the factory was founded in 1653. Enjoy a guided tour of the factory and watch artists demonstrate the hand painting that makes each piece of Delft a work of art. And of course, no trip to Delft would be complete without an opportunity to shop at the Delft Factory store. Your tour continues to The Hague, the seat of the Dutch government. During a panoramic drive, you’ll pass some of the city’s main highlights, including the spectacular Peace Palace, where the International Court of Justice is situated. Experience this aristocratic city with large squares, broad streets, imposing buildings, fine mansions and palatial embassies.