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The museum is home to the exceptional collection of 19th-century art assembled by artist Sientje Mesdag- van Houten and her husband, the renowned painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag.

The Mesdag Collection

The Mesdags

Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje both rose to the challenge and became artists when they were already in their thirties.

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Exhibition 'Trees That Tell: A Tribute to Endangered Nature'

Artist Christiaan Kuitwaard and poet Jan Kleefstra use their paintings and poetry to express their concerns about declining biodiversity.

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Collection highlights

Discover the extraordinary range of 19th-century art amassed by the renowned marine painter and art collector Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife, artist Sientje Mesdag-van Houten.

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