Highlights of Bergen op Zoom
Ten objects that illustrate the rich beauty of the Markiezenhof and the history of Bergen op Zoom. The Markiezenhof, the oldest city palace of the Netherlands, was once an important home to the Lords and Marquis of the city and region. Its stories show the history of medieval Bergen op Zoom right up till the twentieth century. 

Genealogy of the Lords and Marquis of Bergen op Zoom, 1287-1795.

Portrait by Gerard van Genk of the deathbed of Lord Jan van Glymes II (1417-1494), Lord of Bergen op Zoom and an important member of Dutch nobility in his time.

In this painting, two sons of Lord Jan van Glymes II (1414-1497) are being portrayed, together with their patronsaints. On the right is Hendrik van Glymes, left is Jan III.

Painting by Bartram Foucher of Lord Jan van Glymes II (1417-1494).

The Christoffel chimney (1521) is the masterpiece of the Markiezenhof museum. This chimney of 20.000 kilogram is still located in its original location in the main Court Hall of the Markiezenhof.

Miniature painting by Hans Bol (1535-1593) of the Grote Markt square around 1580. It is the oldest known painting of this square and contains a unique representation of the belfry of the Lakenhal.

Golden reward medal from 1622, made to thank people for their services during the siege of Bergen op Zoom in 1622.

Keys to the city offered when Louis Napoleon visited Bergen op Zoom in 1809.

Etching of the relief of Bergen op Zoom in 1622 by Dutch Prince Maurits and his troops. They relieved the city and its inhabitants of the siege of the Spaniards led by general Ambrosius Spinola.

White vases from pottery factory De Kat (The Cat) from Bergen op Zoom, approximately 1900. The image on the vase is based on a drawing from Willem van Dort sr.

Street view tour through the museum Markiezenhof, the oldest Dutch city palace in the Netherlands, located in the historical city centre of Bergen op Zoom.

Hoogtepunten van Bergen op Zoom
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