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Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics
Ranked #3 of 51 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 25 July 2017 via mobile

We looked around the whole museum and second floor was closed down. The erotic exhibits was not really interesting, but I liked the Chinese ceramic. I also liked the free cup of either tea or coffee and the service in the coffeeshop was excellent

Thank Emil_Yumin
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Currently featuring a "Sexy Ceramics" exhibition through 2017-July-9. Mildly entertaining images of erotica either painted (glazed) on the pottery or ceramic "shapes." Ticket price was 10 Euro cash or EU Chip cards to enter (no credit cards accepted). Somewhat disappointed that the second floor was being renovated and was closed. I went through the remaining collection in a little less than an hour. The descriptions were all in Dutch, so bring a Translate app for your phone. A train station is less than 100 meters away. And it's across the square from De Oldehove.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The museum has different section showing different type of ceramics. Some where you think how can they make it but some where you think how cab they expose it. Not always a good legenda for the various items

Thank Miggro
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

A really spacious well presented collection of pottery from around the world. Well lit and easy to access with some interpretation in Dutch and (to a lesser extent) English.

Some new exhibits with a static collection of Middle Eastern and Oriental ceramics.

Better in-depth interpretation could have been provided as I was left with many more questions about the exhibits than I arrived with, but I suppose that the point of museums is to arose the curiosity?

Thank jon B
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Look, you don't have to be a ceramics and pottery buff to appreciate this great museum, which I think is rated as the best ceramics museum in the Netherlands and with good reason.....its awesome.
If only a passing interest you can peruse the exhibits in an hour or less, and for enthusiasts several hours but either way the range of exhibits pre, during and post the Golden Age of the Netherlands there's a vast array of material from Japan, China, Netherlands, Vietnam, & Cambodia.
The details and workmanship is extraordinary to say the least.
Only downside for me is the modern / contemporary exhibits.....outclassed and out talented by the centuries old artisans of the east.....I wouldn't waste your time on this bit!

1  Thank David R
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