Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
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Westfries Museum - Hoorn

N 52.6392886 / E 5.0587491

The Westfries Museum is a museum about the Golden Age. The Renaissance fa├žade radiates the power and wealth of that time. Here on this square, Hoorn rightfully presents itself as the city of the Golden Age. Inside, you will be completely immersed in the atmosphere of the Golden Age. You will be amazed by the richly decorated rooms with the most beautiful paintings, porcelain, glass and silverware and exotic objects.

Craftsmanship on the wall, the magic of painted wallpaper

Trees, flowers, birds: in the 18th century it was fashionable to decorate rooms with landscapes painted on wallpaper. The Westfries Museum is giving the imagination free rein with its exhibition 'Craft on the wall, the magic of painted wallpaper'. This enchanting exhibition runs from 6 March to 12 September 2021.

Crafts on the wall

The exhibition includes monumental hand-painted wallpapers from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, contemporary work by Snijder&CO, who have breathed new life into the craft of wallpaper painting, and the story of the Vaderlandsche Maatschappij van Reederij en Koophandel ter Liefde van 't Algemeen, which used the production of hand-painted wallpaper to tackle the economic crisis from 1777 onwards.

Historic wall art

Marvel at these historical and new works of wall art. These beautiful hand-painted wallpapers often conceal entire stories: references to the residents and the house. This art of painting also led to perspective panoramas: wall art that sometimes went all the way round a room. During the exhibition, you can learn about the techniques, the creative process and take part in the special wallpaper design competition. Who knows, your entry might soon be on display in the museum.

Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum
Westfries Museum

Westfries Museum
Roode Steen 1
1621 CV Hoorn

Contact details
T: +31229280028
E: museum@wfm.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:30 - 17:00
Sunday 12:30 - 17:00

Closed on Mondays from November 1 to April 1. King's Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and the third Monday of August (Patch Day) closed.

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