Markiezenhof : Michelin's recommendations
This building, which for the most part of dates back to the 15 and 16C is one of the most beautiful late Gothic style urban palaces in Western Europe. The marquis of Bergen op Zoom lived there are until 1795. The inside was turned into a cultural centre, the most important components of which are a museum, a gallery for temporary exhibitions, a library and a restaurant. The small courtyard is quite picturesque, with its arches. The palace was partly designed by the famous Mechelen (Malines) artists, Antoine and Rombout Keldermans. The lower section of the facade, in Gobertange stone, is brightened by large grilled windows. The upper section, in brick, and the steeped gable are embellished by streaks of stone chaining. Inside, the large hall (Hofzaal) is particularly remarkable with its sculpted stone fireplace (saint Christophe, 1522). Portraits, tapestries, paintings, silverware and furniture give you an idea of the refined setting in which the marquises lived. in the renovated 18th century wing, are also some lovely rooms dedicated to the decorative arts (In the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI style). A moch-up of the old fortifications and an outline of the Bergen ceramic museum also recall the history of the town. There is also a funfair Museum, which children will love.
- Address : Steenbergsestraat 8 NL - 4611 TE Bergen op Zoom4611 TEBergen op Zoom
- Phone : 0164277077
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.markiezenhof.nl
- Prices : 5 €