Princessehof, Leeuwarden
© Ruben van Vliet via Princessehof

Princessehof Ceramics Museum

The Princessehof Ceramics Museum, located in the Leeuwarden, showcases a beautiful collection of ceramic, tiles, pottery and ceramic sculpture housed in a luxurious 18th century palace.

  • Marvel at the beautiful 18th century historical palace, where Marie Louise, dowager Princess of Orange lived
  • Discover the museum’s large Asian ceramics collection with items from 2800 BC until the 20th century.
  • Tip: The famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher was born in the building in 1898.
Grote Kerkstraat 11
8911DZ Leeuwarden
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The Keramiekmuseum Princessehof (Princessehof Ceramics Museum) welcomes you to the world of ceramics. Their exhibitions present historical and contemporary ceramics in all shapes and sizes with or without decorations and glaze. The collection gives you an impression of different cultures and times. 

Collection of Princessehof

The collection of Princessehof Ceramics Museum can be divided into seven sections: Asia, Europe, Art Nouveau, Frisian Pottery, Modern, Contemporary and Tiles. It shows everything from Chinese porcelain to the works of Royal Tichelaar Makkum. There’s also a library that focuses on both the technical aspects and the social and cultural context of ceramics. 

Ceramics in Leeuwarden

The museum is located in a former 18th century palace in the historical center of Leeuwarden. If you wish, you can get a tour at the Princessehof Ceramics Museum or participate in one of the many workshops. There’s also a great gift shop.

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