Huis Met de Hoofden

Historic Building in Western Canal Ring

A whimsical example of Dutch Renaissance style, this 1622 canal house has a beautiful step gable with six heads at door level representing the classical muses: Apollo, Diana, Ceres, Bacchus, Minerva and Mercury. Renowned architect Hendrick de Keyser and his son Pieter designed the building. At the time of research it was being renovated to house the Ritman Library (Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica; www.ritmanlibrary.com).

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