Mid-June to end of August 2022

The exhibition will consist of painted, drawn and printed portraits, some full-length, of the stadholders/princes of Orange, kings and their consorts who visited Brielle and/or Voorne and (what is now) Putten or passed through on their way to Hellevoetsluis. The primary sources concerning their visits are kept in the Voorne-Putten Regional Archive in Brielle and in the National Archive in The Hague. The exhibition will pay particular attention to Maria de Medici, who stayed in Heenvliet together with Amalia van Solms for a short period in 1638.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a booklet with the portraits of the members of the Orange family who came to Brielle, Voorne and Putten, and a list of the places they visited. Those places are also included in a walking and cycling route. An educational programme is being developed for schools. Lectures will be given for the general public, a film will be shown and theatre company Stadsavonturen will be offering a new story trail. The ‘labels’ form the basis for a special interactive element of the exhibition.