In the Rijksmuseum, we show the development of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the present day. This naturally includes the question of how the Netherlands dealt with homosexuality in the past. In this series, we take a closer look at this part of our history based on the collection. A pink journey through time.

Abraham Sees Sodom in Flames Abraham Sees Sodom in Flames

Abraham sees Sodom in Flames

Allegory on the Abdication of Emperor Charles v in Brussels Allegory on the Abdication of Emperor Charles v in Brussels

Allegory on the abdication of Emperor Charles V in Brussels

The Town Hall on Dam Square, Amsterdam The Town Hall on Dam Square, Amsterdam

The City Hall on Dam Square, Amsterdam

The Milkmaid The Milkmaid

The Milkmaid

Bust of King-Stadtholder William III Bust of King-Stadtholder William III

Bust of William of Orange

Jupiter, Disguised as Diana, Seducing the Nymph Callisto Jupiter, Disguised as Diana, Seducing the Nymph Callisto

Jupiter, in the form of Diana, seduces the nymph Callisto

Secretary Secretary

Secretaire with image of Sappho

Portrait of William II, King of the Netherlands Portrait of William II, King of the Netherlands

Portrait of William II of the Netherlands

Escal-Vigor II: Les Amis