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Old 11-16-2008, 12:39 PM
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Princessehof (Princess' Court), Leeuwarden

The princessehof in Leeuwarden was built as a city mansion in 1693 for the Aylva family. The house was sold to Marie-Louise of Hessen-Kassel in 1713. Marie-Louise is the mother of Stadholder Willem IV and widow of Johan-Willem-Friso, stadholder of Frisia, Groningen and Drenthe.

Marie-Louise collected a lot of ceramics and at the moment the museum has a big collection of those. Here the website of the museum: Keramiekmuseum Princessehof


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Some pictures I made myself this summer, not too good but the street was narrow and the sun was already low:



I think this also belonged to it:

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:41 PM
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And the stables:



with the coat-of-arms of Frisia and the stadholder above the gate:

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