During the refurbishment and redecoration of this Museumhuis, we have worked together with superior creators, producers and generous donators - who have kindly given their unsparing time, attention and artwork on loan.
Unique creations and objects have a place here, thanks to the following organisations:
Het Noord-Hollands Archief — Het Nationaal Archief — De erven Barnaart — Martin Bunnik — Aagje Gosliga — Het kunstmuseum Den Haag — De Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed — De Koninklijke Verzamelingen — Het Rijksmuseum Amsterdam — Stichting Musica Antica da Camera — Het Museum Rotterdam — De provincie Noord Holland
Like the other Museumhuizen, we have been given antiques on loan by the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE), for example, a canapé with ornate gilt carving and a set of candelabras. Also, unique attributes loaned from the Koninklijke Verzamelingen, Den Haag: beautiful empire furniture, pendulums and other objects.
But the focus goes beyond large pieces of furniture; the original everyday utensils used by the Barnaart family allow us a taste of the period and a glimpse into their daily life. The Museumhuis makes it a real-life experience – more of a house than a museum.
At Hendrik de Keyser ( the organisation behind the Museumhuizen), we believe in the power of giving.
We give the monuments trusted to us (now over 300) the attention they deserve. We never sell the houses we acquire. When restored to their former glory, we hand them back. To live in, to work in, to stay overnight, or to host a party. And also, as with all the Museumhuizen, to visit and enjoy.
Join us via hendrickdekeyser.nl and contribute to the conservation of our houses.
Come along on an excursion, visit one of the characteristic buildings, take part in one of our lectures.