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Den Haag - Museums and Walking AroundOn July 27, 2011 I went to The Hague. I had a sort of job interview at Meermanno, and got accepted as a volunteer. :-) Afterwards I visited the Gevangenpoort; an old gate that used to function as a prison. I joined a guided tour and afterwards I saw some museum rooms. During the tour you see prison cells and tortute
I also visited Galerij Prins Willem V, a reconstruction of the old picture
gallery of Stadtholder Willem V that opened in 1774. Six hours a week it was
open for the general public, making it the first public museum of The
Netherlands. Paintings are shown in a gentlemanly hang (close together,
preferably symmetrical), to provide an overwhelming impression on the viewer.
Collecting art, and thus stimulating the arts, was considered part of the job
description of an 18th century ruler. When France ruled The Netherlands in the
early 19th century, many paintings were taken to Paris, but a large part of
this collection was returned in 1815. The collection became state property,
thanks to King Willem I (son of Stadtholder Willem V), who got a nice salary in
return. In 1822, the gallery closed. Most of the paintings found a home at the
Mauritshuis, untill the gallery reopened in 2010.
I walked around town for a while. Found a nice gift shop and had a 'Happy Mango' cupcake at a cupcake shop. At the end of the afternoon I joined Maarten on the way home.