Dollhouses in Amsterdam

On vacation in Amsterdam I discovered that the Rijksmuseum has dollhouses!! A whole room full of them. It’s in the 1600s-1700s galleries, which I think are on the second floor. These are to scale (looks like about 1.5″ to the foot), made by cabinetmakers. Apparently, collecting for dollhouses was a hobby in the 17th century. These ladies would feel right at home with our dollhouse groups now I think.

 
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3 thoughts on “Dollhouses in Amsterdam

  1. If you haven’t read it already read “The Miniaturist.” It’s about these dollhouses. Most enjoyable. šŸ™‚

    On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 4:59 AM, Jenns Mini Worlds: A Dollhouse Miniaturists Blog wrote:

    > Jennifer posted: “On vacation in Amsterdam I discovered that the > Rijksmuseum has dollhouses!! A whole room full of them. It’s in the > 1600s-1700s galleries, which I think are on the second floor. These are to > scale (looks like about 1.5″ to the foot), made by cabinetmakers.” >

  2. I can imagine how beautiful and thanks for including us in your travels. I can not go that far due to medical reasons so it made my day.
    Again thanks very interesting.

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