Museum complex

Museum Joure consists of 10 buildings.


At the Central Desk you can buy tickets for Museum Joure and you can also pay for your purchases from the museum shop and the museum café. This is also where the tourist office is located. So you can also come here for tourist advice. On the spot where you are now the desk, used to be the courtyard of Douwe Egberts' business premises. In the back were the workshops. C.J. de Jong, the owner of the company and a descendant of Douwe Egberts, also lived in this building. 

Route Douwe Egberts/coffee and tea factory


DE1 - Salon C.J. de Jong

The Douwe Egberts coffee and tea company started in the premises where Museum Joure is now located. Would you like to know more about this history? Then the voyage of discovery begins at C.J. de Jong's Salon. He is called the 'second founder' of Douwe Egberts. Under his leadership, the company grew from a regional wholesaler to the best-known coffee brand in the Netherlands.

DE2 - The White Ox

Next to the house was the shop of the De Jong family, De Witte Os. Now it is the museum shop of Museum Joure. It is still largely in authentic condition. 

DE3 - The Túnkeamer

In 1899, the De Jong family built garden rooms at the back of the house. It now houses the museum café. 

DE4 - It pakhús 

Walk through the garden and the new connecting building to DE4. C.J. de Jong built this warehouse in 1898 in his own garden. On the ground floor there is an exhibition about coffee and the first floor is decorated with the collection of tea.

DE5 - The birth house 

Egbert Douwes, the founder of the company, was born in this house. The company is named after his son, Douwe Egberts. 

Route Metal Factory


M1 - Buyer's butcher shop

Take a look at the workshop of coppersmith Dijkstra. From the twenties on he made many copper gift articles for Douwe Egberts. 

M2 - Silversmith

Silver spoons, jugs and captain's boxes. The silversmith mainly made utensils. Here you see the workshop and the objects together. 

M3 - Copper foundry

In the striking building of the Metaalwarenfabriek Keverlin you will find a collection of moulds and semi-finished products made of brass, such as these used to be made by Keverling.

Route Clock making


K1 - Clock making

In the workshop in this building you can see how the clockwork, dial and clock case were made. And a lot of Frisian clocks. 

K2 - Clock collection

More clocks! Our top collection with the most beautiful chair clocks, tail clocks and even 'standing watches', often with beautiful mechanisms.

Route Printing


D1 - Printing house

Here you will find machines from the beginning of the twentieth century, such as the degel press and the regulating machines. These still work. Volunteers regularly work here.



D2 - Print Room

This small exhibition space regularly hosts exhibitions of printed matter.

Museum garden

The 10 buildings are surrounded by quays and a beautiful museum garden with centuries-old trees.
From 1 April to 1 November, the swing network of artist Chiel Kuijl from Naarden hangs in the museum garden. In the network, the swings are connected to each other in such a way that one swing influences the other. This always leads to unprecedented hilarity. Children and the elderly have a lot of fun. For the romantic visitor there are swings that are ergonomically sound for two persons.