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Kasteel Huis Bergh

Huis Bergh Castle


The art collection in the castle known as Huis Bergh was built up almost entirely by Jan Herman van Heek, an industrialist from Enschede. The collection contains late medieval paintings and art objects that can still be viewed in the castle and give a very good impression of the kind of art objects that were produced in the Middle Ages in the Northern Netherlands – but also in Germany and Italy.

The collection of Dutch and Flemish art consists of some 50 paintings, 60 drawings, 10 sculptures and 24 manuscripts. Highlights include The Wedding at Cana and The Resurrection of Christ by followers of Hieronymus Bosch, a Madonna and Child from the circle of Joos van Cleve, Prince Maurice by Michiel van Mierevelt, the Marianum by a Utrecht sculptor, and the Bruges Missal by Jooris Weilaert. In recent years, some outstanding masterpieces have been added to the collection – including the Portrait of Count Hendrik van den Bergh by Otto van Veen and the Bergh Chronicle Manuscript.

Huis Bergh Castle is in ‘s-Heerenberg on the border between the Netherlands and Germany. Temporary exhibitions are presented each year, based on key items from the collection. You can find more information about the collection on Huis Bergh’s website.

Frank Jansen, Collection Manager (March 2022)

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