Museum Prinsenhof Delft
Start your voyage of discovery at Museum Prinsenhof Delft. The museum was the scene of one of the most important events in Dutch history: the assassination of William the Silent. William moved into the Saint Agatha monastry in 1572, which was then renamed Prinsenhof, and which eventually became the Museum Prinsenhof Delft. On 10 July 1584, he was shot by Balthasar Gerards as he climbed the stairs to his office. You can still see the bullet holes in the wall of the museum....
Museum Prinsenhof Delft allows you to experience the history of the Netherlands. Experimenting and innovation have always played an important part in the history of Delft. Many Delft artists and scientists have been at the forefront of new developments and made a significant contribution to the development of science and culture in the Netherlands. In Museum Prinsenhof Delft you can learn about such famous residents of Delft as Johannes Vermeer, Michiel van Mierevelt, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Hugo de Groot. See for yourself how centuries of trade and commerce, engineering, art, and science have brought affluence to the Netherlands and changed the world.