Keramiek museum Princessehof Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Last week we visited the Keramiek museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. This former city palace is not only interesting because of the large collection of old and contemporary ceramics, but also because of the building. A good mix of old and new architecture.

The museum is located in a district of Leeuwarden which is also worth a visit. The neighborhood has been beautifully restored and the paint on the houses is still fresh.

At the last renovation of the museum the entrance was moved. (the picture above shows the old entrance) The entrance is now located at the back of the museum through the Palace garden.

In de tuin van Museum Princessehof

This statue is situated in the palace garden. I can’t tell anything about it because I can’t find any information on it. You could say that according to current standards it is a completely “politically incorrect” statue. The animal abuse is obvious but I can easily see 2 other “politically incorrect” things about it.

Museum Princessehof

Some magnificent brickwork at these nice little stairs. The old building is full of neat little surprises like this.

After the renovation the Museum café became a really beautiful space but we both felt that the Museum shop had not improved. Too cluttered, too full.  But they still sell beautiful contemporary ceramics.

Keramiek Museum Het Princessehof