Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet - Haastrecht
The name Bishopric van Vliet is a combination of the family name Bishopric with the seigniory Vliet that Theodorus Bishopric bought in 1755. The family capital comes from the coffee and cotton plantation De Herstel aan de rivier Demerary in the former Dutch colony Essequebo (now British Guyana). In 1874 Marcellus Bisdom van Vliet commissioned Theodorus Hooft and carpenter Cornelis Straver from The Hague to build a house in Haastrecht that was built on the foundation of an earlier family house. Even before the construction is finished, the client dies. Pauline Bisdom van Vliet has lived here for 42 years as a widow. In her will, she gives the house and this country house a museum purpose. The interior is almost authentic, making this house one of our most important Dutch monuments. The house is unique because of the authentic interiors from the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The reception rooms are still shrouded in a solemn silence. The sound of footsteps and voices is muted by thick, Deventer rugs and heavy, velvet curtains. You only hear the soothing tapping of one of the many bells.
Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet
2851 BE Haastrecht
|Tuesday||11:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||11:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||11:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||11:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||11:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||11:00 - 17:00|
These opening times apply from 1 April to 31 October. From November 1 to December 23 and from February 1 to April 1 only open on Saturdays and Sundays. We are closed on other days and on Queen's Day.