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Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

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Address: Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 058-212-74-38
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Description: This elegant 18th-century building contains the largest collection of...
This elegant 18th-century building contains the largest collection of Dutch tiles in the world.
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Almost for 7 year I'm living in the province of Friesland and this was the first time I've visited the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden. Always thought it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Sneek
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Almost for 7 year I'm living in the province of Friesland and this was the first time I've visited the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden. Always thought it was just a small museum but I was quite amazed by the quantity and quality of the exhibited artwork. So many wondeful old and new porcelain art pieces, representing the... More 

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I don't have any interests in ceramics but, because I own a museumcard I could enter for free and thought that I might as well have a look. I am glad I did, because this museum is well worth a visit. It is located in a beautiful historic building where M.C. Esscher was born and Princess Marie-Louise von Hessen Kassel... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

In an historic manor-house with royal connections this museum offers modern and antique,chinese and european ceramics. The area is a good illustration of a dutch provincial town.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This museum is worth your effort: it's an old palace, with modern ceramic art but also an old chamber, decorated with antiques and very often beautiful exhibitions.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics is the leading Dutch museum in its field. It is housed in the former residence of Princess Marie-Louise Von Hessen-Kassel (1688-1765), who bought the house after the passing of her husband, Prince Johan William Friso van Nassau-Dietz, stadtholder of Friesland.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The king of the Netherland's is a descender from the Frysian Nassau's and they lived here.When William the fourth died, his wife(Marijke Meu) was living in this city castle. She also build a beautiful garden the Prinsentuin (garden of the prince) behind her house. In her house she could walk from her home right to the garden. Nowedays ther is... More 

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'll be brief; in 'Het Princesshof' you'll find the kind of ceremics you might expect in a museum, but you'll also find ceramics that will surprise you. There are frequent exhibitions around a theme. Quite exceptional. And all of that in a beautiful historic building right in the centre of Leeuwarden, which is a pretty town anyway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Het Princessehof had a marvelous collection of ceramics all over the world. The temporary exhibitions are also worth a visit. Now is the Ming dynasty exhibition at stake, also as an example of the good quality over the last years.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Current Chinese collection (Ming dynasty) is really worth-while. They have a free audio tour. Take it; it's fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It's worth to travel all the way to Leeuwarden (some 75 km North of Amsterdam) just to visit this Museum. Exhibition in two compact floors (third floor is Contemporary Art). The European selection is fantastic. They keep also Japanese and South American objects in the warehouse...ready for our next visit. If you hold a Museum Entry Card, entrance is F.O.C.!... More 

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Address: Address: Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 058-212-74-38
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Leeuwarden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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