Visit the Museum Prinsenhof Delft

Permanent exhibitions

  • Delftware, the making of a global brand

    Delftware, the making of a global brand

    What we now know as delftware was first produced in the early seventeenth century in response to the immense popularity of the Chinese blue and white porcelain that Dutch traders were importing. Thanks to the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, this 'imitation porcelain' was developed so successfully in Delft that it gained an independent status and market, and became a global icon. Learn more about the secrets of this success while admiring some unique and very beautiful delftware masterpieces.

  • Masters in Innovation, Delft creating history

    Masters in Innovation, Delft creating history

    The citizens of Delft have played a leading role in the history of the Netherlands. Find out more about famous residents like the painters Johannes Vermeer and Michiel van Mierevelt, the scientist Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek and the jurist and philosopher Hugo de Groot. Discover how their ideas, insights and creativity changed the Netherlands and the world.

  • William of Orange, Father of the Nation

    William of Orange, Father of the Nation

    One of the most important events in Dutch history took place at the Prinsenhof: the assassination of William of Orange, the forefather of the present king of the Netherlands, King Willem-Alexander. Learn about the life of William of Orange, his dramatic death and his legacy. Visit the 'scene of the crime', where the bullet holes can still be seen in the wall, have a look at a 'who's who' in the royal family and find out just how much influence the Founding Father still has in the Netherlands today.

Visitors information

Opening hours

1 September 2018 - 28 February 2019:
Tuesday - Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM

During school holidays:
Monday - Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM

Closed on King's Day (27 April), Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Contact information


Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Sint Agathaplein 1
2611 HR Delft


Telephone: +31 (0)15 260 23 58
E-mail: [email protected]

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