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Dutch Lace Caps: traditional lace caps from the Netherlands

The exhibition presents a wide range of 19th and 20th century urban and regional lace caps from the Netherlands. The regional lace caps include examples from West-Friesland, Rijnland, North Sea coastal forms, Volendam, Huizen, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Staphorst, Brabant, and Zeeland.

  • Contents: The exhibition comes with over 70 examples of traditional Dutch lace caps, lace, pleating equipment, storage boxes, and so forth. In addition there are numerous photographs and a text explaining the different regional types, how they are made and how they are worn. The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet on the same theme (English/Dutch).
  • Availability: This exhibition is currently available.

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Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden. Tel. +31 (0)71 5134144 / +31 (0)6 28830428

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 10.00-16.00 hrs, other days by appointment.

Bank account number: NL39 INGB 0002 9823 59

Entrance is free, but donations are always welcome !

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Financial gifts

The TRC is dependent on project support and individual donations. All of our work is being carried out by volunteers. To support the TRC activities, we therefore welcome your financial assistance: donations can be transferred to bank account number NL39 INGB 000 298 2359, in the name of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Since the TRC is officially recognised as a non-profit making cultural institution (ANBI), donations are tax deductible for 125% for individuals, and 150% for commercial companies. For more information, click here
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