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That house burned down in the 1930’s and was rebuilt in a “modern” style. Originally it looked like the house on number 19. As it originally belonged to the Dedel family the museum is looking for funds to restore the façade in its former splendour and to make it part of the museum complex.
The Prinsegracht in The Hague is named for one prince only: Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange and Nassau, who lived from 1584-1647. The Prinsengracht in Amsterdam is named for princes in general.
In the 1920’s when the Prinsegracht was filled in the local government demolished three houses next door to Huis Dedel to make way for a city ring road. This left a small plot of land of wedged shape where Prinsegracht 13 was built in typical Dutch art deco style. It is reminiscent of the flat iron building in New York.
A lift is planned to be constructed in the adjacent building Prinsegracht 13. All the permits are granted, but to construct the lift the museum must own the building next door first. Unfortunately one of the owners of the apartments in that building is not willing to sell his property. Eventually that will change.
In the centre of the garden lay the remnants of the former water well. In the garden behind Prinsegracht 17 lays the former cesspit, dating to around 1650. We are waiting for the permits to dig up what remains so that we can decide to -maybe- reconstruct the water well and then the garden. From the contents of the cesspit we can learn a lot about the history of Huis Dedel and its occupants.
The auction house that used the building between 1908 and 2016 had bookcases constructed in almost all the rooms. When in 2016 the bookcases were taken out the old wallpaper reappeared.
Due to the lack of financial backing, only the much needed restoration can be done. We did what was necessary to save the building as not much was done to it since the 1880’s. On the priority list are
- The wall paper, ceiling and lightning in the main room “de Zaal”.
- The stucco works
- The floors in the entrance hall and hallway
Please step forward if you see ways for funding the restoration or the exhibitions and direct your mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also show your support by making a donation to the Friends of Huis Dedel foundation with bank account
NL53 RABO 0327 1840 78. This is a cultural charity according to the Dutch tax code.
Enjoy your visit and please come again soon and spread the word !