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“Outstanding Collection of Ceramics”

Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics
Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Leeuwarden
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Owner description: This elegant 18th-century building contains the largest collection of Dutch tiles in the world.
Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you like ceramics you will just love this museum, one of the best ceramic museums that I have visited. Unfortunately I did not have time to see all the floors. As expected, the European collection has a wonderful selection of Delft and Makkum, as well as Meissen etc. At this time ( June 2012) there was an exhibition of ceramics realated to the Garden ( flowers etc.) I did not get to the Asian floor. which apparently is fantastic as well. Check out the gift store on the way out.

Thank Truh16
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Well worth a visit. Overwhelming collection of ceramics.

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Reviewed November 14, 2011

The collection covers not only Dutch and Frisian ceramic heritage it also has an impressive collection of porcelain and ceramics of the world.

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

The Keramiek Museum Princessehof = The Ceramics Museum Princessehof houses one of the largest collections of not only Dutch but International ceramics and porcelain as well.

We went especially to the Princessehof in Leeuwarden to visit the very large exhibition 10.000 x Happiness! Auspicious Motifs on Chinese Porcelain. We really were astonished by the beauty and the splendor of the objects exhibited. All objects are from the collections of several Dutch museums.

To see this amazing collection, please hurry! This exhibition only runs till October 30, 2011! You really will be sorry to have missed this exhibition!

Note: the telephone number has changed into +31 (0)58 2 948 958!

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

I decided to go with a few friend to a part of the Netherland where i hardly ever go to.. Friesland and to be more precise the biggest city Leeuwarden.

Friesland is relatively green with few cities, so when you just want to go to a town in that part Leeuwarden is the place to go to... it's old it has Canals and it has some museums of which this one appealed to me most as i like some types of pottery (it's real art).

The Price was not that high, only EUR 8,- and for that we were able so see a nice collection of Dutch and Foreign pottery and porcelain. There are all types of vases and other items suchs as tiles... you wouldn't expect it, but it is really worth to go and see such fine art, it's delicate work to make these paintings and forms... It got me so inspired that i decided to take a workshop pottery in my home towns of the Hague.

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