Schoonhoven, February 2017…
In beautiful Schoonhoven the Dutch Silver Museum is located since 1978 in the former Port Barracks. The museum highlights all facets of silver, including lesser-known applications such as mobile phone and botox. On June 5, 2014, Princess Beatrix (our former Queen) opened the exhibition Royal Gifts in honor of the reopening of the Silver Museum.
The museum displays a list of Dutch silver in the exhibition 'From ore to finished product'. Engineering, history, labels, jewelry from the twenties, historical and contemporary silver. The craft of gold and silver is practiced since 2013 in the museum with their own smiths. Visitors can apply the techniques of a silversmith in the Silver Lab.
A very nice museum to visit if you're a fan of silver, or if you're in the neighborhood.