In the beautiful Huis Van Gijn in Dordrecht, time has stood still for over a century. The museum is the former home of Simon van Gijn (1836-1922). Wandering through his house, you imagine yourself to be one hundred years back in time. Discover what a working day of a maid looked like. What was on the menu? And how do you set the table? A glimpse into the everyday life of a middle-class family around 1900. A guest at Van Gijn's; the residents seem to be able to come home at any moment.
Huis Van Gijn organises activities for visitors of all ages. Discover the total offer of guided tours, workshops, master classes, children's parties and more on the museum website.
Banker, and above all collector, Simon van Gijn (1836-1922) left the city of Dordrecht a monument of note. In his will, he determined that after his death, the house should be opened to the public. His beautiful house is now a museum. In 2001, the house, together with the adjoining buildings, was restored and rebuilt. The original layout and a large number of authentic interiors have been preserved, so that it still breathes the original atmosphere. The old kitchen, dining room, study with library, bedroom, bathroom and 'red drawing room'; Simon van Gijn comes to life in all these rooms.