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Museumhuis Van Eysinga

1781
Lodewijk XVI
Leeuwarden
Koningsstraat 25
Visit today
10:00 - 16:00 hrs
Visit tomorrow
12:00 - 16:00 hrs
Museumhuis Van Eysinga in Leeuwarden
Visit today
10:00 - 16:00 hrs
Visit tomorrow
12:00 - 16:00 hrs

Commanding a prestigious position, right in the centre of Leeuwarden, this house was built by one of the most influential and impressive men of his time. It’s not all glitz and glamour, take a look at the servants’ quarters, and see for yourself. Find out why the house stood empty for long periods of time. Ring the doorbell, get to know the Van Eysinga family, feel the vibes and soak up the atmosphere. You can even sit down at one of the games tables.

Coördinator Museumhuis Van Eysinga

Femke Feddema

Femke Feddema

Two worlds

In the Eysinga Museumhuis, you can see how the servants managed to move silently around the house without the high society owners or their guests being aware of their presence. See if you too can manage to go from upstairs to downstairs without being seen!

Purple room Museumhuis van Eysinga
Doornob in the purple room of Museumhuis van Eysinga

The silver polish room next to the kitchen

The kitchen and the cleaning room, the domain of the staff. Do you still smell the wax?

The kitchen
The silver polish room next to the kitchen

At home

Most of the year the family stayed at their farm but in winter they resided in the city. This room has a homely atmosphere. Here the family played games and reflected on their daily activities.

Living room of the Van Eysinga family
Living room of the Van Eysinga family

The Prince and the Pauper

When you look at this painting, it is very clear that the Van Eysinga family originates from aristocracy. Here we see three generations. The grandfather protectively holds his grandson, Schelto. Easily explainable, as Schelto is his sole heir. In those days, securing the continuation of the family aristocracy with all the privileges and influences that go with it was of the upmost importance. The patriots, however, rebelled against this status quo. Let us know you think! If you were born a Pauper, do you think you would ever make it to becoming a Prince?!

A portrait of the Van Eysinga family
Schelto Van Eysinga

The Prince and the Pauper

When you look at this painting, it is very clear that the Van Eysinga family originates from aristocracy. Here we see three generations. The grandfather protectively holds his grandson, Schelto. Easily explainable, as Schelto is his sole heir. In those days, securing the continuation of the family aristocracy with all the privileges and influences that go with it was of the upmost importance. The patriots, however, rebelled against this status quo. Let us know you think! If you were born a Pauper, do you think you would ever make it to becoming a Prince?!

A portrait of the Van Eysinga family
Schelto Van Eysinga
"The renovation was one big adventure. We rediscovered disused servants’ quarters and carried out extensive research to determine the original interior colours and design. This is how we have been able to recapture the grandeur and majestic feel of the early days."
Ann-Katrin Adolph
Architect bij Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
Stairs in Museumhuis Van Eysinga
According to the latest fashion

A staircase back in time

If you look at the details of the banisters, you see that each is built identically, piece by piece. A vase is used as the base, followed by a pillar, then an oval medallion with a bow on top and a tasseled ribbon. Does this remind you of something?! Yes indeed, this style reflects the antiquity, the architectural trend of that moment.

More to explore

Would you like to know more about stucco? Take a look at the interior of the Gemeenlandshuis in Amsterdam or the formerTown Hall in Monnickendam. In the latter you can also view exceptional gold leather wallpaper.

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Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam

1726
Amsterdam
Diemerzeedijk 27
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Monnickendam Town hall

Huis Timmerman

1746
Rococo
Monnickendam
Noordeinde 5
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Opening hours

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Monday Mon Closed Closed
Tuesday Tue Closed Closed
Wednesday Wed 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday Thu 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Friday Fri 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday Sat 10:00 - 16:00 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday Sun 12:00 - 16:00 12:00 - 16:00

Entrance fees

Adults €8
Visitors aged 12 – 26 years €5
Visitors aged under 12 free

Free entrance for:
• Huisgenoten
• BankGiro Loterij VIP-KAARThouders

Visiting address

Museumhuis Van Eysinga
Koningsstraat 25
8911 KV Leeuwarden

Practical information

For the Museumhuis we use entry time slots. Select a day and a time and we will guarantee you will not stand in front of a closed door! We also make sure that it is not too busy, and you have all the time you need to take a good look around. Reserve your time slot by clicking on the ‘ticket’ button.

We regret that the Van Eysinga Museumhuis is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair.

Group visit

You are more than welcome to come and visit us with a group, we look forward to it!
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Ik ben erg benieuwd naar dit nieuwe Museumhuis, als het net zo mooi is als die in Hoorn, Steenwijk en Amsterdam kom ik heel vaak terug
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Magnificient location for an unforgettable day

Take a look into this stylish stately location with impressive and authentic rooms.

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