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Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Escher's birthplace and full of lovely things

Very nice building and a well laid out exhibition of ceramics from all over the world. Some lovely... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Christine H
Bristol, United Kingdom
Great museum for pottery lovers

My second visit and still amazing to watch. It really only is pottery, so if you don't like that... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
The Hague, The Netherlands
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This elegant 18th-century building contains the largest collection of Dutch tiles in the world.
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Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 212 7438
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Very nice building and a well laid out exhibition of ceramics from all over the world. Some lovely pieces (and a few grotesque ones too!) and well worth a visit.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

One of the biggest collections of porcelain in Europe and definitely worth a visit. Some very special pieces are exhibited.

Thank sosthen
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a wonderful museum for people into pottery. It is well organized and beautifully presented. It is inspirational and informative and the staff, maybe volunteers (?) , are extremely friendly. Being not exactly close to popular Dutch Tourist Cities it is relatively peaceful to...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My second visit and still amazing to watch. It really only is pottery, so if you don't like that you'd better not go, but you would miss something. The collection houses pottery from all Dutch regions, it has the well known Delftware, but also lesser...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Extensive collection of ceramics and it's history. From Chinese dynasties, to delfts blue, to modern. With an excellent tea place included.

Thank SJPi
Reviewed 12 August 2018

very interesting museum, beautiful collection of ceramics and particularly the evolution of Dutch pottery

Thank Paulo64
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Comprehensive collection from different periods with clear information, including in English. Clever conversion of adjoining properties, with a peaceful cafe and garden.

Thank crumblyone
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great collection and especially also Esscher. Everthing so well exposed. Wonderful porcelin and furniture.

Thank RonaldWouters
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Well presented displays particularly those showing the chronology of Chinese ceramics through various dynasties. The exhibitions covered ceramics from around the world from the last 1000+ years and had some gorgeous examples. The contemporary display on the top floor was disappointing in comparison. Also a...More

Thank holidaybeetle
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Lots of dutch old pottery, not much of design or modern cercamics. In the cellar, small video on Escher who was born in this house.

Thank Chrilanda N
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