Museum Het Prinsenhof

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Bullet holes from the murder at the main stairs of the Prinsenhof
The garden 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. The building still exists and now houses the municipal museum. William was murdered in the Prinsenhof in 1584; the holes in the wall made by the bullets at the main stairs are still visible.

Today, the building displays a collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings.[1]


  1. ^ 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