dinsdag 17 september 2013

Visiting v. Brienen house

It was very crowded this weekend to visit the monuments in Amsterdam but after some minutes in a line there was movement. Now you could look into houses that are closed the rest of the year. Here we are going to visit the van Brienen House on the Herengracht. Build in 1620 by the widow of Hans van Wely ( a famous jeweler of that time) who had bought the ground  in 1614. In 1728 the house came in the hands of David Rutgers and his 2 sisters and the interior in the style of Louis XIV is from this time and still mostly intact. It is considered one of the 100 most important interiors in the Netherlands.

Here you are looking on the inner court from the front house to the back house

 Part of the great reception room with an arcadic landscape as wall painting all around.

Also the servant rooms still exists.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Neat. I hope you show more. I see scenes like your first photo most every weekend where I live. It is people lining up outside of homes having an estate sale, meaning the the occupant has died and the kids are selling off everything inside.

  2. How the 1% lived in the good old days. I also admire people who have the patience to stand in line for these things. I will miss out on a lot of opportunities due to unwillingness to stand in line...