Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft

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Step into the life of William the Silent and view paintings from the Dutch Golden Age at Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof. The 16th-century Dutch Prince of Orange made his home at the complex, originally built as a monastery in the Middle Ages. Today the urban palace houses a municipal museum displaying a collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings. Tour the museum with a guide or headset, and view exhibits on Delftware imitation porcelain, famous Delft residents, and William the Silent. See where his assassination took place; you'll see the bullet holes still visible in the walls. Add Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof to your Delft travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Delft driving holiday tool .
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  • This museum gives what you would expect: information about the royal family, and about the most important industry of Delft, pottery. the most interesting part is the explanation of the history of pot...  more »
  • This is a nice museum in Delft. Also good to learn some history about Willem van Oranje and the history of the Dutch royal family. We have a Dutch museumjaarkaart. Meaning we can visit a lot of museum...  more »
  • Wonderful museum, fine collection of the House of Orange. Beautiful pottery and of course you must have seen the famous bullet holes.
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  • One of the best museums I've visited in the Netherlands. It's not very big but rather comprehensive, in the sense that it tells not exclusively about one facet of the Netherlands and Delft (i.e. history or art) alone, but provides a vivid cross section of the dynamism, vitality and amazing achievements of the best years in Dutch history. The narrations (all bilingual!) are extensive and great. The collections carefully arranged. The interactions fun. The Delftware collection simply fascinating. This is a multidimensional journey quite unlike many other museums.
  • The main exposition depicts the role of the city of Delft and Willem van Oranje during the independence of the Netherlands and history of later years and innovation.
  • Interesting Dutch history! Well laid out.
  • Claimed bullethole from a famous shooting by Balthasar Gerards
  • Fun!! :) An interesting AND entertaining permanent collection in a wonderful building. Cannot go wrong here.

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