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Experience 500 years of housing

Our stunning stately houses are again opened to the public; not only will you learn about the architecture, history and the people who lived there, you will also experience it yourself, first hand. There is no need to whisper, there are no barriers: come and sit on the furniture or look inside the cupboards

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Huis Bonck - Built in 1624
Bonck House
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1624
Renaissance
Hoorn
Binnenluiendijk 3
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For almost 400 years, Bonck House has been both lived and worked in. Come and experience the unique atmosphere of this 17th-century house. The museum is closed from September 14th to October 16th due to construction works.

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Gemeenlandshuis Maassluis
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Gemeenlandshuis Maassluis

By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1626
Renaissance
Maassluis
Hoogstraat 11
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This 17th-century house in Maassluis was commissioned by a Dutch waterboard. The absolute showpiece of this house has to be the wooden spiral staircase, made by carpenter Jan de Jonge, one of the most beautiful Dutch staircases of the 17th century.

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Country estate  Beeckestijn
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Country estate Beeckestijn

By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1717
Louis XIV
Velsen-Zuid
Rijksstraatweg 134
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Impressive 18th-century country estate, build by the regents from Amsterdam as a holiday retreat for the summer.

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Museum house Diemerzeedijk in Amsterdam
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Gemeenlandshuis Amsterdam

By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1726
Amsterdam
Diemerzeedijk 27
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The stately Gemeenlandshuis in Amsterdam is surrounded by water. The hall has beautiful plasterwork, a monumental staircase, rooms with huge fireplaces and views of the surrounding area. For almost 275 years, this house was used as an office.

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Monnickendam former town hall
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Huis Timmerman

By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1746
Rococo
Monnickendam
Noordeinde 5
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Elegant plasterwork, gilt leather, gilded woodwork and large fireplaces reflect the atmosphere in Monnickendam’s old town hall. When you enter this building, it’s hard to believe you are not in one of the Amsterdam grand canal houses.

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House Bartolotti Amsterdam
Bartolotti House
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1755
Rococo
Amsterdam
Herengracht 170
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The Bartolotti Museumhuis has one the most beautiful facades on the Amsterdam canals. Now you can come in and have a look inside this stunning building. Would you like to join in and dance in Jan van Tarelink, the whale shipper’s rococo hall?

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Museumhuis Van Eysinga in Leeuwarden
Museumhuis Van Eysinga
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1781
Lodewijk XVI
Leeuwarden
Koningsstraat 25
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Commanding a prestigious position, right in the centre of Leeuwarden, this house was built by one of the most influential and impressive men of his time. It’s not all glitz and glamour, take a look at the servants’ quarters, and see for yourself.

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Museumhuis Van Meerten in Delft
Huis Van Meerten
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1893
Negentiende eeuw
Delft
Oude Delft 199
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A house as a museum ánd a museum as a home. The Delft collector Lambert van Meerten collected building fragments, Delftware and furniture. For this he had a house built where he and his sister could live, surrounded by museum pieces.

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Entrance Villa Rams Woerthe
Villa Rams Woerthe
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1899
Art Nouveau
Steenwijk
Gasthuislaan 2
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Come and see Rams Woerthe yourself, renowned as being the Downton Abbey of Overijssel. Enjoy the flamboyant art nouveau wrought-iron features, the colourful stained glass windows and the extensive servants’ quarters.

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The livingroom and office in Van Ravesteyn house
Van Ravesteyn house
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1932
Nieuwe Bouwen
Utrecht
Prins Hendriklaan 112
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Museumhuis Polman
Museumhuis Polman
By Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser
1956
Nieuwe Bouwen
Nagele
Karwijhof 20
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The village of Nagele is the icon of the Dutch architectural period “Nieuwe Bouwen”, the Dutch version of Modernist or Bauhaus architecture and design. Come and enjoy a trip down memory lane.

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