The Schieland House is the only 17th century building in the center of Rotterdam that has survived the bombing of the city in World War II. Aside from being a priceless piece of architecture in itself, the Schieland House showcases a permanent exhibition of the city's history and often has various exhibitions and displays.
- Only remaining 17th century building in Rotterdam
- Permanent exhibition of the city's history
- Dutch classicist architecture
The Schieland House
The Schieland House was built in between 1662 and 1665 by architect Pieter Post, one of the experts of Dutch classicism. Along with Jacob van Campen, he designed the beautiful Mauritshuis in The Hague, which now houses the Royal Gallery. The Schieland house is part of the Rotterdam Museum together with De Dubbele Palmboom and the Atlas van Stolk.
Home to many art collections
For half a century, the Schieland House served as a grand residence for the "polderbestuur" - the board of directors for the city's polder works. Then from 1849, the Schieland House was home to the collections of Boijmans, a prominent fine art collector. The priceless artworks were housed there alongside antique objects that were important to the city of Rotterdam. The building proved too small as the collection grew over the years, so the artworks were transferred to a new building in 1938. This building in the Museumpark is currently the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
Visitors to the Schieland House can also drop by the Brasserie de Pappegay for coffee, tea or a bite to eat. The idyllic museum garden is also a lovely place to lunch and dine in style - it is truly one of Rotterdam's best-kept secrets.
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