We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Review Highlights
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 4 weeks ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
via mobile
Interesting exhibition - excellent tea

Extensive collection of ceramics and it's history. From Chinese dynasties, to delfts blue, to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 191 reviews
All photos (145)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
This elegant 18th-century building contains the largest collection of Dutch tiles in the world.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
See all hours
Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 212 7438
Reviews (191)
Filter reviews
36 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsamazing collectionsecond floorbeautiful buildingchinesejapanchinadelftwarepicassodutchmuseumexhibitsexamplescenturiesvideoescherart
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank sosthen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank meerbee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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

1  Thank Gerard R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Leeuwarden
Fletcher Hotel-Paleis Stadhouderlijk Hof
261 reviews
.24 km away
Hotel Cafe 't Anker
62 reviews
.45 km away
Post-Plaza Hotel & Grand Cafe
587 reviews
.59 km away
Oranje Hotel Leeuwarden
986 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 183 restaurants in Leeuwarden
164 reviews
.25 km away
88 reviews
.06 km away
203 reviews
.27 km away
58 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 61 attractions in Leeuwarden
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
464 reviews
.25 km away
Fries Museum
705 reviews
.41 km away
De Oldehove
236 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines