Keramiekmuseum Princessehof (Ceramics Museum)

Grote Kerkstraat 9 | 8911 DZ Leeuwarden | +31 58 294 8958 |
The most beautiful ceramic is collected in the ceramics museum Princessehof! The museum has the largest and most varied collection of Chinese porcelain in the Netherlands and it shows a rich and versatile display of the Dutch art nouveau and art deco ceramics from the period 1880-1930. The collection includes a number of absolute highlights such as the internationally renowned Ming collection and ceramic art of national and international artists such as Karel Appel, Lucebert, Picasso and Armando. Besides the regular presentations from the museum collection, the museum organises high-profile exhibitions. Like now, Sexy Ceramics, read more on

Gift shop
Princessehof also has the most beautiful gift shop of Leeuwarden. Just like the museum, the museum shop specializes in ceramics. From beautiful vases to hip design; there’s something for everyone. The museum is housed in the 18th-century city Palace of Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Princess of Orange-Nassau, ancestor of our present King. Het Princessehof offers a beautiful and easily accessible location in the historic city centre of Leeuwarden. For more information about exhibitions and the activities calendar visit


Opening times

05/12/2017 tot 31/12/2018
Tuesday 11:00 tot 17:00 uur
Wednesday 11:00 tot 17:00 uur
Thursday 11:00 tot 17:00 uur
Friday 11:00 tot 17:00 uur
Saturday 11:00 tot 17:00 uur
Sunday 11:00 tot 17:00 uur

Hours of operation Tuesday until Sunday from 11.00 - 17.00. Closed: 1st of January, King’s day, Christmas day. Also opened on: Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Boxing day