When in Amsterdam, a trip to Heinen Delfts Blauw on Damrak street is a must! Why? Because a voyage to the Netherlands is incomplete unless you buy one of those authentic Dutch icons, painted in blue and white. These porcelain adornments not only, make great collector’s item but also, symbolize a less acknowledged historical event. Which, by the way, is the powerful impact of the Chinese civil war on the Porcelain industry. An event that inspired local potters to create hand-painted articles, in an attempt to restore the porcelain import ban. A porcelain event that became so popular, with time, that today it is embraced by the entire world for its glorious world of decorative-masterpieces and unconventional-souvenirs. From pottery to bracelets, Heinen Delfts Blauw is where you can buy the most authentic porcelain articles.
Heinen Delftware is a brand that inspires the Dutch culture on porcelain objects, while, adhering to age-old and new traditions. You will be surprised to know that initially, this family-run business began as a hobby, thereafter the hand-painting skills were passed down from one generation to another. That is when the entrepreneurship and the craftsmanship were combined by Heinen’s who went on to sign joint ventures with Dutch designers. These Dutch designers helped with revitalizing the old traditions which resulted in the brand’s new name, the Heinen Delfts Blauw, creating new traditions.