Huygens' Hofwijck
Huygens' Hofwijck
Huygens' Hofwijck
Huygens' Hofwijck
690

Huygens' Hofwijck - Voorburg

N 52.0654847 / E 4.3607189

‘Huygens’ Hofwijck’ is one of the most important 17th century monuments in Holland and today acts as a museum. It is also the smallest manor in the country: the house is of a square shape and only counts 10 by 10 metres. The house was commissioned by Constantijn Huygens. His son Christiaan Huygens is Holland’s most well known scientist of all times. Constantijn Huygens designed the house with advice from architect Campen, who also drew plans for the Royal Palace in Amsterdam and the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Huygens served the royal Orange household for about 60 years. The house contains many original 17th century telescopes, clockworks, family portraits, objects of art and original letters. The map of the gardens comes in the shape of a human body, which is extraordinary.

Huygens' Hofwijck
Huygens' Hofwijck
Huygens' Hofwijck
Huygens' Hofwijck

Huygens' Hofwijck
Westeinde 2a
2275 AD Voorburg

Contact details
T: 070-3872311
E: info@hofwijck.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday Closed
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Van januari tot maart alleen geopend op zaterdag en zondag.

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