Museum Joure is an amazing museum in the centre of Joure. Famous centrepiece is the first factory of Douwe Egberts, where you will experience the story behind this world famous brand. The photogenic metal factory Keverling, where copper used to be cast, and the authentic printing house, where you can find printers in action every Thursday, are also well worth the visit. Next door you will find a Frisian clockmaker and the largest collection of Frisian clocks in the world.
In total, the museum consists of 10 monumental buildings, which form the oldest industrial area in Joure. There always was a lot of activity here and this is still the case. In Museum Joure, you will experience the passion for creation and you can also get cracking yourself!
Museum Joure is fun for young and old and is also ideal for groups. Enjoy a stroll between and in the monumental buildings and enjoy a (free) cup of Douwe Egberts coffee or tea in the attractive museum café. When the weather is nice, you can relax on our garden terrace, where a large chestnut tree functions as your natural sunshade.
Don’t forget to visit De Witte Os, the famous shop where Douwe Egberts once started. Imagine yourself in the 19th century with the freshly roasted coffee, several kinds of tea, liquorice, anise, and many others products from the past. The shop’s interior, with its beamed ceiling, lime walls, and wooden floor, gives a good impression of what it used to look like.
Good to know:
- Demo days: in July and August, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, there are demonstrations in Museum Joure; these demonstrations are, for example, performed by the coffee roasters, the silversmith, the printers, or the coppersmith. Moreover, on these days, our guides are pleased to tell you more about the craftsmen, and our beautiful tea bag packer machine runs regularly.
- De Maakfabriek (do-factory): during every school holiday, children and adolescents can participate in De Maakfabriek, a varied do-it-yourself programme in which children can take on the role of a designer. They design jewellery, crockery, or printed matter, and produce a prototype. You can sign up on the website.