In Museum Prinsenhof Delft you can discover the history of the Netherlands. 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 10th of 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!
In Museum Prinsenhof Delft you're taken on a journey through Delft's rich past and artistic and cultural heritage. In the museum you can learn about famous residents of Delft as Johannes Vermeer, Michiel van Mierevelt, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Hugo de Groot. See how centuries of trade and commerce, engineering, art, and science have brought affluence to the Netherlands and changed the world.