Stijlkamer 52 Gouda

Exclusivity, Special, Personal and Intimate

Would you like to receive guests for a personal dinner, high tea, drink, party, product presentation, break-out session or a meeting in an inspiring environment? Then you are at the right place in the Stijlkamer 52 in Gouda! The Westhaven 52 city palace has two authentic period rooms in the atmosphere of the eighteenth century that you can rent for a special event.

Unique and Historical

This property has a rich history. It is an example of an eighteenth-century Dutch regent's house, with the atmosphere of Paris, Amsterdam and The Hague. However, before this house was built there were three houses of a baker, brewer and cheese buyer on this spot on Westhaven. These houses had the names De Twee Hardebollen, De Bijl and Het Wapen van Zeeland. In 1718 these homes were bought by the Gouda patrician Willem van Strijen (1667-1765)

Van Strijen

Van Strijen was a member of a Gouda family of regents. He held numerous religious and public functions. He fulfilled the mayor of Gouda for seven periods. In 1742 he was the richest resident of this city. He had five servants and a carriage with two horses. Van Strijen wanted a home that matched his stand and had it specially designed. Construction began in 1728.

The house is built in the Louis XIV style. In part, the five-window-wide building has the sleek appearance of Dutch classicism. On the one hand it has the classical structure, such as the sandstone facade with the four pilasters and two corner slates, on the other it has a touch of rococo in the decoration. The latter appears from the decorated central axis that is crowned by the elevation above the cornice of the facade with the decorative vases. The medallion in the middle once bore the arms of the Van Strijen family.

Opportunities in Gouda

The historic city of gouda has a lot to offer. Consider a visit to the famous Gouda cheese market or a tour of the famous St. John's Church

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