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VISIT OUR MUSEUM
Daily from 10.00 AM to 17.00 PM
€4,50 p.p. including a visit to the ancient Town Hall), children up to 12 yrs: free
4351 AA VEERE
Behind the facades of these two characteristic buildings lies a journey through past and present for the entire family. Porcelain, furniture and various exhibition concerning the ’unknow’ Veere artist colony, make the museum extraordinary.
These two imposing and richly historical houses situated at the side of Veere’s harbour, with facades made of imported natural stone were built during the first half of the 16th century in the late gothic style and were originally identical. Their names, ‘De Struys’ (the Ostrich) and ‘Het Lammeken’ (the Lamb), are reminiscent of the flourishing wool trade with Scotland. Veere always had strong commercial ties with Scotland. This special bond was strengthened in 1444 with the marriage of Wolfert VI van Borsele, Lord of Veere, with Mary Stewart, daughter of king James I of Scotland.
At the beginning of the 16th century, trade with Scotland became important to the Island of Walcheren. In 1541, after considerable effort, Veere was granted staple-
An international artist’s colony
At the end of the 19th century the Scottish Houses once again played a crucial role in Veere’s cultural life. Foreign (Belgian) artist-
In 1896 the English businessman and art collector Albert Lionell Ochs (1857-
Today, at the beginning of the 21st century about ten artists live in the small town of Veere again. Who knows, maybe there is hope for the revival of a new and vibrant artistic community!
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Related: The Scottish Rooms