s-Hertogenbosch

Sightseeing

Het Kruithuis

The Kruithuis is a unique historical building unlike any other in the Netherlands. The local town council ordered it to be built in 1621 fearing that the government would exclude the city from the lucrative ammunition storage trade in the future if they didn't. During the Dutch War of Independence between the Netherlands and Spain, weapons and gunpowder were stowed throughout the city, which was far from safe. Hence Jan van der Weeghen, both engineer and physician, received the assignment to build an ammunition depot. For less than the equivalent of today's €10,000 (an enormous sum back then) this prominent hexagonal building was erected in three years. Today it serves a much different purpose; it functions as a contemporary art museum and gallery. The building houses not only paintings, but also sculpture, video exhibits, ceramics, graphics, photographs and other art installations.

Map

Amenities

Website

http://www.stokpunt.nl

Open

Open 12:00-17:00. Closed Mon, Tue.

Price/Additional Info

Admission: adults €3, children under 16 free.

Comments

Connect via social media
Leave a comment using your email
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Take your guide with you download a pdf or order a printed issue
browse through our pdf library