Discover the lifestyle of Limburg’s powerful women

The forgotten princesses of Thorn

In the village of Thorn in Limburg, princesses and countesses reigned for centuries. How did these fashionistas of the time live? Were they just as interested in styling and fashion as today’s modern women?


Step into the life of the princesses

Art historian Ineke Beeling, a specialist in historical interiors, encourages you to look at the exhibition ‘The forgotten princesses of Thorn’ through different eyes. She uses notable quotes from the book of the same title written by guest curator Joost Welten. How did the princesses dress? Did they have outlandish hobbies or did they stick to the virtuous pastime of embroidery? What were popular styles of furniture? And why did princess Cunegonda have a Chinese room demolished to make way for a salon in pastel shades?




Choose a date

• Sunday 14 November 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (sold out)
• Sunday 12 December 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (sold out)
• Thursday 6 January 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (sold out)
• Sunday 6 February 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (sold out)
• Sunday 13 March 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (sold out)
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How to take part

Send an e-mail to or call +31 (0)77 352 2112. State your name, address, contact details, required date, and number of participants. The tour costs €10 per person, not including admission to the museum. Do you want to come with a group? Have a look at our special package.

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