This is the most imaginatively-curated museum I have been to for many years. It is not too big to enjoy, but you can see most things in the space of an hour or two (depending on your level of interest).
From the ground up (as I remember)
1st floor - costume from the area through the years - both national and "mainstream", as well as a range of modern designs inspired by the area. I particularly loved how, instead of ordinary signage, the museum had had the details printed on to "shop" swing-tags. There was also a film entitled "striptease 1850" which showed how the many layers of dress at that time were put on and held together.
The next floors had some huge tapestries depicitng local events, some beautiful local silver and a range of paintings of the area by different artists from diffferent areas.
The final floor was "boxes of Wonder" - three huge "packing crates" on different themes - life and death, home and family, wealth and power - contaiing a mass of beautiful and interesting artifacts linked to the themes.
This area of Holland is generally popular with Dutch and German visitors - we saw only 2 other British families the whole time - so often there is little or no information available in English (even in restaurants). However, this museum had comprehensive information available (with a very high standard of translation) even for the three "crates" - each of which had maybe 50 different display cases requiring detailed explanation.
Final incentive - under 18s go free, students half price
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