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“Boring”
Review of Hofwijk

Hofwijk
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Boring”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Boring and very small place with little to see or experience.
I liked the view on the place from the train and when I looked up what kind of place it was I learned it was a museum. So I decided to go there once for a visit, just out of curiosity. I was very disappointed.
Don't plan this as a main event of your day! Unless you are hardcore interested in the history of the Huygens.

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Hofwijk - newly renovated, and full of interesting history!”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Hofwijk was the summer home of Constantijn Huygens and family, including son Christian. This mansion has just undergone renovations, and is worth a visit. The grounds are interesting, laid out in the shape of a Human body. The grisaille paintings on the outside are beautiful. Inside is simple, the way that it was in Huygens (stadholder of the Netherlands) day. The attic shows some of the inventions of christian Huygens, an imminent scientist,and contempory of Isaac Newton. Once you have gone through the mansion, there is a canal cruise, included in the price of the ticket, to the Grote Kerk in the Hague, where there is a temporary exhibit of Constantijn and Christian Huygens. ( The visit as planned, actually starts in The Hague, then goes over to Hofwijk in
Voorburg by canal, but we did it 'backward', with a phone request.). The canal cruise part was interesting, lots of sights and facts along the way. This is a new attraction, open since the end of April. Well worth doing!

Visited May 2013
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