The Randstad Sights


Nusantara Museum

Nusantara Museum Review

In the same courtyard as the Prinsenhof Museum, the Nusantara has a colorful collection of ethnographic costumes and artifacts from the Dutch East Indies—most of it is ill-gotten gains from the 17th century by members of the Dutch East India Company. A large Javanese gamelan (percussion orchestra) takes center stage inside, and is surrounded by Indo-European batik, Hindu statuettes, shields and intricately carved spears, diamond-encrusted daggers, wayang kulit (shadow puppets), and a beautifully carved tomb. Other displays chart the history of the spice trade.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Sint Agathaplein 4, Delft, 2611 HR | Map It
  • Phone: 015/260–2358
  • Cost: €3.50; combined ticket to Het Prinsenhof and Nusantara museums €10
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 11–5
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  • Location: Delft
Updated: 09-02-2012

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