This former 15th-century convent was William the Silent of Orange’s home. You’ll see references and tributes to William all over Delft, as he is celebrated for creating the Dutch Republic. He was a military commander who turned against the Habsburgs during the prosecution of the Protestants. From within walled Delft, William led the revolt that drove back the imperial army.
Though there was a bounty on his head, he ended up being assassinated by a fanatical Catholic right here at home.
This museum has a little bit of everything: a well-edited collection of Golden Age paintings, tapestries, historical objects, an impressive survey of delftware and the bullet holes in the wall where William of Orange was shot.
Tuesday – Sunday 11-5
Sint Agathaplein 1, Delft, 2611 HR