Explore one of Amsterdam’s finest canal-side houses and get acquainted with the Cromhout family. For nearly two centuries, the family resided in four regal buildings on Amsterdam’s stylish Herengracht canal. Hundreds of years later, the buildings are still as impressive and distinguished as they were in the Golden Age.
As you stroll through the various rooms, you will discover the story of seven generations of the Cromhout family, learning about their influence on Amsterdam and on the city’s cultural and artistic life, about their immense wealth, their faith and the huge number of international contacts they maintained.
The family history, full of ups-and-downs and unexpected turns, is revealed in a truly spectacular setting. In 2016 the museum invited The Wunderkammer to help them redefine the house and create a new permanent exhibition in collaboration with curators Thijs Boers and Annemarie den Dekker. The Wunderkammer, an acclaimed stylists’ collective, is responsible for the contemporary and flamboyant design and furnishing of the rooms. For this project, they were given access to the rich collection of the Amsterdam Museum. Unique works of art, pieces of furniture, silver and paintings unite to create a surprising entity and bring the illustrious history of the Cromhout family to life.
MUSEUM SHOP – OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
The Wunderkammer also re-styled the Museum shop and created a ‘Shop for a Museum’ under their management. The Shop for a Museum can also be visited without entering the exhibition.
Opening hours: daily 11:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Mondays and public holidays)
Pictures by Kees Hageman – courtesy Cromhouthuis