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House Bonck

Welcome to Huis Bonck! This historic house has been a home and workplace for over 400 years. Visit us to experience the unique atmosphere and discover what "linens of the highest quality" really means. Sit in merchant Bonck's cozy hanging room and gaze out over the water, or try out the snug box bed. Children will love exploring and coloring their way through this special house.

Huis Bonck

A Room Like a ship

Huis Bonck features a unique hanging room that is literally suspended from the beams. With its wooden paneling, low ceiling, and water views, it feels almost like being aboard a ship. 
This is the only room in the house with a single, clear purpose: the office. The word "office" comes from the French word 'comptoir,' meaning money chest or counter. This is likely where merchant Bonck kept his money chest.

Huis Bonck

Linens of the Highest Quality

Beautiful linens were the pride of every household in the seventeenth century. They were preferred to be immaculately white and perfectly starched. The height of the linen stacks in the cupboard reflected the household's wealth: the higher the stacks, the more prosperous the family. People had to save up significantly for a good trousseau, which is why the linen press is displayed prominently in the front room.

From Bed to Kitchen

The inner room was where the household activities took place. Cooking by the hearth, eating at the table, and then sleeping warmly in the box bed. Have you ever stepped straight from your bed into the kitchen?


Huis Bonck

A Bustling Household

The front room of Huis Bonck is five meters high. This was not by chance; it allowed more light to enter, extending working hours. And work they did...
Huis Bonck offers a stunning view over the water. Historically, this proximity to water was crucial. Today, you see a peaceful marina, but merchant Bonck's view from his hanging room was quite different. He saw the bustling Zuiderzee and the ships anchored there, with the quay full of activity.

"Houses like this, with so many historical features, can be counted on one hand"

Pauline Dorhout

Coordinator of Huis Bonck and Huis Barnaart

Opening hours

Thursday 12:00 - 16:00

Friday 12:00 - 16:00

Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

During opening hours, please call 06 - 82 06 37 17, for questions about the museum house.

Entrance fees

Adults €7

Visitors aged 0 – 18 years old Free of charge

Free of charge: 

  • Lid PLUS (= lid+) members of Hendrick de Keyser
  • VriendenLoterij VIP-KAARThouders (+ 1 free introducé)


Visiting address

House Bonck - Binnenluiendijk 3 - 1621 ME Hoorn


This museum house works with time-slots. Please reserve a time slot

Museum house Boncki is not accessible for visitors in a wheelchair