The Battle of Terheide

Willem van de Velde (I), 1657, painting, SK-A-1365

English ships blockaded the Dutch Republic’s harbours in 1653. While leading an attempt to break the blockade, the Dutch admiral Maarten Tromp was killed. His family commissioned this painting of his final battle to commemorate his death. It still has its original frame, featuring the heraldic arms…

On display in room 2.15


Abraham Roentgen, c. 1758 - c. 1760, BK-16676

This desk has numerous secret compartments and drawers and even includes a fold-out prie-dieu. It was made for Johann Philipp von Walderdorff, archbishop and elector of Trier, and is decorated at the top with his portrait and heraldic arms. The desk is the most expensive showpiece ever made by…

On display in room 1.9

Portrait of a Couple, Probably…

Frans Hals, c. 1622, painting, SK-A-133

The fabulously wealthy Haarlem merchant and his wife commissioned their friend Frans Hals to paint their portrait in an unusual way. Seventeenth-century couples rarely appear together in a single painting, especially in such a nonchalant pose. Hals included all kinds of symbols of love in the…

On display in Gallery of Honour


Maria Vos, 1858, RP-T-1943-122-18(R)


Johannes Tavenraat, 1854 - 1868, RP-T-1994-31-79(V)


Johannes Tavenraat, 1862 - 1864, RP-T-1994-33-61(V)


anonymous, 1900 - 1950, frame, RP-L-525


anonymous, c. 1400 - c. 1950, frame, RP-L-515


anonymous, c. 1400 - c. 1950, frame, RP-L-517


anonymous, c. 1400 - c. 1950, frame, RP-L-514