Welcome to the Portrait Gallery

Digital screens and prints are placed into the beautifully decorated frames and celebrate Dutch heritage, past ages and contemporary public affairs, thus honouring historical key figures in Dutch history.

  • Freddy Heineken

    Alfred Heineken (1923-2002) was one of the Netherlands' most successful entrepreneurs. He turned his grandfather's company into the beer empire we know today.

  • Nijntje

    Miffy is the best known and most popular of the characters in Dick Bruna's books worldwide. In the Netherlands she’s called 'nijntje', which is derived from the Dutch word for rabbit (konijn).

  • Anton de Kom

    Anton de Kom (1898 - 1945) was an anti-colonial thinker, writer, poet, human rights activist and resistance fighter. His best-known work is the 1934 book 'We slaves of Suriname'.

  • Carice van Houten

    Carice van Houten (1976) is a Dutch actress, singer, radio presenter and ambassador of the World Wildlife Fund.

  • Vincent van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) was a Dutch painter. His work was not noticed by the general public until after his death, after which Van Gogh and his work became world-famous.

  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank (1929 -1945) was a Jewish girl who became world-famous for the diary she wrote during World War II while in hiding in Amsterdam.

  • Max Verstappen

    Max Verstappen (1997) is a Dutch-Belgian racing driver. He drives under the Dutch flag in Formula 1. In 2021, Verstappen became the first ever Dutch Formula 1 world champion and in 2022 he prolonged this title.

  • Martin Garrix

    Martin Garrix, stage name of Martijn Gerard Garritsen (1996), is a Dutch disc jockey and music producer. In 2022, he was named the world's best DJ for the 4th time.

  • Johan Cruijff

    Johan Cruijff (1947 -2016) was a Dutch professional football player and football coach. He is recognised worldwide as one of the best football players of all time.

  • William van Oranje

    William van Oranje (1533 - 1584) is also known as 'Father of the Fatherland'. He played a key role in the Eighty Years' War and is considered the founder of a new Dutch state.

  • Bibian Mentel

    Bibian Mentel (1972 - 2021) was a Dutch snowboarder. She became Dutch champion six times in the halfpipe event and seven times Dutch snowboard cross champion, the last time after amputation of her right leg.

  • André Rieu

    André Rieu (1949) is a Dutch violinist and orchestral conductor whose performances of popular classical works are known to a wide audience around the world.

  • Fanny Blankers-Koen

    Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918 -2004) was a Dutch athlete. Among others, she won four gold medals at the 1948 London Olympics.

  • Harry Mulisch

    Harry Mulisch (1927 -2010) was a Dutch writer. He is counted among "The Big Three" of post-war Dutch literature.

  • Mies Bouwman

    Mies Bouwman (1929 - 2018) was a Dutch television presenter. During her lifetime, she was considered a TV icon in the Netherlands.

  • Rutger Hauer

    Rutger Hauer (1944 - 2019) was a Dutch actor who worked mainly in the United States since the 1980s. The film awards he won include a Golden Globe and two Golden Calfs.

  • Rembrandt van Rijn

    Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669) is one of the most famous Dutch masters of the seventeenth century. Besides portraits, he painted many history paintings and made etchings and drawings.

  • Annie M.G. Schmidt

    Annie M.G. Schmidt (1911 -1995) was a Dutch poet and writer of verses, songs, books, plays, musicals and radio and television drama. She became especially famous with several children's books.