Museum Het Prinsenhof

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Bullet holes from the murder at the main stairs of the Prinsenhof

The Prinsenhof ("The Court of the Prince") in Delft in the Netherlands is an urban palace built in the Middle Ages as a monastery. Later it served as a residence for William the Silent. William was murdered in the Prinsenhof in 1584; the holes in the wall made by the bullets at the main stairs are still visible.

The building now houses a municipal museum; the museum was established in 1911.[1] Today, the building displays a collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings.[2]


  1. ^ "Historie van het gebouw" (in Dutch). Museum Prinsenhof Delft. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ Martin Dunford (2010). The Rough Guide to The Netherlands. Penguin. p. 169. ISBN 978-1-84836-882-8. Retrieved 24 November 2011.

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Coordinates: 52°00′43″N 4°21′14″E / 52.012°N 4.354°E / 52.012; 4.354