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Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 212 7438
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Much of the same

I like pottery. So we went to the Princessehof. For me it was a bit disappointing that here was so... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Gerard R
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The Netherlands
An average experience

We looked around the whole museum and second floor was closed down. The erotic exhibits was not... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
Emil_Yumin
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Seoul, South Korea
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This elegant 18th-century building contains the largest collection of Dutch tiles in the world.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“second floor” (2 reviews)
“chinese” (5 reviews)
“collection” (6 reviews)
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Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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+31 58 212 7438
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I like pottery. So we went to the Princessehof. For me it was a bit disappointing that here was so much chinese and Delft pottery and so less modern and Italian fayence pottery and all kinds of other pottery. Galleries offer more diversity. Go to...More

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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

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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...More

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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

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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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Excellent interpretive videos and map overlays from bc to today as to how the town has grown and prospered

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

This rather recrent buid museum shows in an interesting way many aspects of the culture of this Province in the North of the country

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

We went here because we were curious about the interior of this beautiful building. Boy, were we surprised by the fantastic exhibition on ceramics and how they tell the story of the 20t century! Audio tour only in Dutch though

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

We visited the museum on a sunday morning. It was not crowded. The lay out with objects and texts was tasteful. We specially liked the (small) section on Islamic ceramics. Beautifully restored zodiacal statues in the garden! Marijke Meu's room was inviting...The precious green bowl...More

Thank Johan S
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