The Prinsenhof Museum is a museum that shows the local art. Of course you can see lots of the famous Delfts Blue pottery. But you can also see a lot of paintings, for instance on the murder of William of Orange. The building itself dates back to around 1400. It's of historic value because it was the residence of William of Orange
The museum is open from 10 to 5 on weekdays and saturdays and from 1 to 5 on sundays. It is closed on mondays. Admission is 5 Euro for adults.
here you can see pottery like delfs blauw (delfs blue) and paintings
tuesday - saturday 10.00-17.00
sun- and holidays 13.00-17.00
25/12 and 1/1 closed
adults ? 5,00
child 0 -12 jaar free
child 12 -16 jaar ? 4,00
group (minimaal 15 pers.) ? 4,00 a persoon
CJP en 65+ ? 4,00
Rabopas en NS-kaart ? 2,50
Delft- Rotterdampas free
Vereniging Rembrandt free
we parked our car in the phoenixgarage for 7 a day.
picture from prinsenhof taken in side the garden
Just outside the Prinsenhof there is a small park where you can relax and enjoy the sun. In the middle there is a statue of Willem de Zwijger (William the silent). And there is a small Gaudi-an bench just in front of the Prinsenhof).
Though it is a very small park, it is quit enjoyable
Let's have a little rest in the convent garden and enjoy some peace and quiet. It's strange to know that modern life goes on even in this old place. Pity that there were no herbs. I found this enclosed garden would have been perfect as a herb garden. It was so warm and sunny. The herbal scents would've been heaven.
Originally this princely court was a cloister, namely the St. Agatha cloister where William of Orange stayed regularly between 1572 and 1584. Within the walls of this cloister he was assassinated and since then the St. Agatha cloister is known as the Prinsenhof (prince's court).
It is now a museum since 1887
The Stedelijk Museum - Het prinsenhof is a Gothic building which used to be a convent. It was the scene of William of Orange's assassination. Today it houses Deflt's history museum, it has displays of pottery, tapestries and protraits.
William of Orange commandeered the convent in1572 to use it as his headquarters during the uprising against the Spanish. In 1584 a fanatical Catholic, Balthasar Geraerts, killed William on Philip II of Spain's instructions.
10.00 -17.00 tues-sat
13.00 - 17.00 sun
closed 25 DEc and 1 Jan
this statue is from Willem de Zwijger (dont know the english name but zwijger means some who is silence or dont talk)