Picture Blue Windmills

When people think of dutch tiles, they often envision square, white tiles with a picture of blue windmills or wooden clogs. Traditional Dutch tiles use lots of blues, whites and creams and some are very expensive and considered true works of art.

A single antique, Dutch tile can cost hundreds of dollars. Some of the tiles come in colors other than blue– like a deep purple and white, and these too are considered highly collectible. However, the common blue and white tiles we know of as Delft are the most sought after tiles. Delft refers to city where tiles were made, but tiles were also made in
Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam, and Harlingen for example.

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