The Marquises Palace (Het Markiezenhof) is one of the most beautiful examples of a late Gothic city palace to be found anywhere in Western Europe. It was built in the late 15th century by the famous Flemish master builders Anthonie and Rombout Keldermans as the residential palace of the Lords and Marquises of Bergen op Zoom.



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Founded: 1485
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Netherlands


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Steef Jordans (11 months ago)
The oldest city palace in The Netherlands. Great place to hang out for a couple of hours. It has some nice gardens. The downpart of the museum is free to enter.
Joyce Teng (15 months ago)
That’s a unique museum and volunteers who working for museum are very friendly and helpful. Although I can’t read dutch, I could enjoy the exhibition a lot. It comprises both educational and entertaining subjects. As like they have a old style fairy park room, a lot of collection of merry-go-run, we & my daughter had a lot of fun here. A showroom which you can sit and enjoy a movie, to explain how people create animated movies.. And we can also have a close look of what’s the life of this old city family through visiting their rooms. All the environment here are very neat and clean. We’re glad to have a chance to visit the museum.
Kojin_Wolf (2 years ago)
Nice place packed with culture
Jan Willem Visser (2 years ago)
Very nice museum in a medieval building in the heart of Bergen op Zoom, well worth the visit. The building itself is interesting enough, the interior adds another layer (especially the stuffed dog). At the time of visit there was a very interesting exhibition of landscape paintings on loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, wonderful. Only point of criticism was the lighting, some paintings were hard to see because of the reflection of light. Why are almost all paintings behind glass nowadays? What's the point of exhibiting them if they can't be looked at decently? Don't forget to visit the exhibitions in the attic about fairground rides.
Saji (3 years ago)
The oldest city palace in the Netherlands showcasing the history of the city (Bergen op Zoom) and its fishing tradition. The world's oldest complete pair of glasses is on display here. A miniature fairground with beautifully lit up attractions takes one back nostalgic memory lanes.
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