Collection

Nederlands Zilvermuseum Schoonhoven and the collection


The unique collection of silver objects dating from 1600 to this day is newly presented under imaginative themes such as ‘life & death’, ‘braggers’, ‘eternal fame’ and ‘man/woman’. A laid-out dinner table- one of the highlights in the world of silver - is the world’s longest silver do-table: an interactive table with an abundance of silver stories and silver tasks.
The museum’s collection of table silver includes Dutch silver objects and artefacts dating from 1600 until the present, such as potato servers, cheese slicers, birth spoons and bread baskets. The collection also includes jewellery, showpieces and church silver. And, visitors will be surprised that the museum is home to objects from leading designers such as Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek and the silverware factory of Royal Van Kempen & Begeer.