Castle and pottery museum


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The water castle in Raeren stands out in the village. Whereas its defiant walls seem indestructible, it houses very fragile goods. The castle keeps the pottery museum of the village. More than 2000 exhibits from the 16th to the 19th century record the former importance of potteries, which exported into the whole world.

The self-conscious potters didn’t mince matters.

Around 1590, Jan Emens-Menneken, Raerens most well-known potter, decorated his beer mugs with ribald slogans that criticised the church. One of these mugs can be investigated in a showcase of the museum. Roman and contemporary works of ceramic out of the Meuse–Rhine Euroregion also perform a historico-cultural link from Antique times to the present age.

Different pedagogical offers for children, school classes and adults upon request. A Euregion ceramics market with about 70 professional participants takes place the second weekend of September.

Opening hours

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General information

Entrance : 2 - 3€

Offers / proposals

Children <12 ans: free Guided tours: 30 €



Contact details

Castle and pottery museum
Burgstraße 103
4730 Raeren

T. +32 87 85 09 03
F. +32 87 85 09 32