Clock and gunpowder horn

anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596, clockwork, NG-NM-7687

In 1596, Willem Barentsz, Jacob van Heemskerck and fifteen others spent the winter in an improvised shelter on the island of Nova Zembla off the north coast of Russia. Confined to their hut in the middle of the Polar winter, the men had no sense of night or day. A clock on the wall told the time,…

On display in room 2.9

Book chest of Hugo de Groot

anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1615, NG-KOG-1208

Traditionally, it was in this case that Hugo de Groot escaped from Loevestein Castle in 1621. He had been serving a life sentence there since 1619. The internationally renowned jurist De Groot (Grotius) had been arrested in 1618 as a political opponent of Prince Maurice. After his escape, De Groot…

On display in room 2.5

Matchlock musket

anonymous, 1600 - 1650, NG-2002-23-3

On display in room 0.12

Lontslotmusket met vuursteenslot…

anonymous, after c. 1675 - before c. 1699, flintlock weapon, NG-2002-23-4

On display in room 0.12

Two ‘walking sticks’ of Van…

anonymous, 1600 - 1625, NG-NM-548

On display in room 2.5

Kris of King William I

anonymous, 1835, kris, NG-NM-7115

On display in room 0.12

Two sabres (kastanes) and a knife…

anonymous, before 1765, dagger, NG-NM-7114

On display in room 1.5

Kris of Governor-General Baud

anonymous, 1834, kris, NG-NM-7113

On display in room 0.12


anonymous, c. 1600, powder horn, NG-NM-3123

On display in room 0.12

39 keys from the collection of…

anonymous, BK-KOG-1997

On display in room 0.7