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Doing business at Hofwijck

Are you looking for an inspiring venue for a brainstorming session or meeting centrally located in the Randstad, easily accessible by car or public transport and yet surrounded by greenery? Hofwijck, the seventeenth-century country estate of Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens, is the ideal location for brainstorming, consulting or making new plans for the future.

Hofwijck offers you the choice of two meeting rooms. The Pronkzaal in the main building can accommodate around 20 guests in a conference seating arrangement and up to 45 guests in a theatre seating arrangement. The Hofpoortzaal in the entrance building can seat a maximum of 16 guests (conference seating arrangement).

Your meeting at Hofwijck can be combined with a lunch, drinks reception or dinner. And to relax between sessions or round off the day, you can book a guided tour of the house and garden, giving your guests the opportunity to see Dutch 17th-century through the eyes of father and son Huygens. Constantijn was a poet, musician and advisor to the House of Orange. His world-famous son Christiaan Huygens, who also lived and worked at Hofwijck for a long time, is one of the most important scientists in the history of the Netherlands.

Practical information

Dinner seating:
Up to around 30 guests. Dinner will be served in the Pronkzaal. Pre- and post-dinner drinks are served in the traditional Dutch kitchen room.

Buffet reception:
Accommodating approximately 65 guests. Held in the traditional Dutch Kitchen and the Pronkzaal.

Reception:
Accommodating Approximately 80 Guests. Held in the Traditional Dutch Kitchen and the Pronkzaal.

Receptions take place in the Pronkzaal and the traditional Dutch kitchen, while the exhibition rooms serve exclusively as museum spaces. However, guests are welcome to explore these rooms during the house and Huygens family explanations. Smoking is prohibited throughout the museum premises.

More information?

We are delighted to create a personalised programme for you. Hofwijck collaborates with DISH Catering, a reputable company that can meet all your culinary needs. To reserve your event and discover the available options, please get in touch with us via email at secretariaat@huygensmuseum.nl or call us on +31 (0)70-3872311.

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Something to celebrate?

Celebration at Hofwijck!

Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens organised receptions for friends and family in the 17th century. Follow in their footsteps and celebrate your important life moments at Hofwijck. The monumental house and beautiful garden offer numerous possibilities for a festive reception. From a birthday, graduation party or anniversary to get-togethers and a special dinner. Be welcome!

Why not include a guided tour of the museum and the beautiful gardens, for example? Or extend your visit to Hofwijck with a city walk through the Huygens quarter in Voorburg and a visit to Swaensteyn Museum, or a boat trip on the Vliet with canal tour company De Ooievaart. To discuss your personalised celebration, please send an email to secretariaat@huygensmuseum.nl or call +31 (0)70-3872311.

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Wedding

Get married at Hofwijck!

Congratulations on your proposed marriage! Yes, you can also get married at Hofwijck. The historic country estate is one of the most beautiful official wedding locations in Zuid-Holland. The harmonious house and unique garden offer a beautiful setting for your wedding day. Besides the wedding ceremony, we can also provide you with a lunch, high tea, reception or dinner.

Hofwijck is an ideal location, whether your wedding party is large or small. Our special wedding packages allow you to complement your ceremony with a festive prosecco party or drinks reception and a stylish dinner, for example. Of course this can be hosted in the historic Pronkzaal at Hofwijck, but if the weather is fine our beautiful garden is also available. Hofwijck collaborates with a caterer whose responsibility is to offer you and your guests a relaxed and delightful culinary experience. Each wedding is distinct, and every couple has their own preferences and demands, so we would be delighted to explore the choices with you in a personal consultation. Together, we can devise a programme tailored to your specific requirements. Choose to celebrate your wedding at Hofwijck and turn it into a truly unforgettable day!

Practical information

The wedding ceremony takes place in the historic Pronkzaal at Hofwijck. The hall can accommodate 20 guests seated and has standing room for another 35 guests. Wedding ceremonies can take place at the following times:

Wednesday at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM
Thursday at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM
Friday at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM
Saturday at 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM

Hofwijck is an official wedding location in the municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg. You will need to book the legal solemnisation of your marriage at the marriage desk of the municipality of Leidschendam-Voorburg. The fees for the civil marriage ceremony are determined by the local authorities. For organising your wedding lunch, drinks reception, dinner, or to discuss any other catering needs, please get in touch with the museum.

Wedding photography
The elegant house and beautiful historic garden form a perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. You must book in advance.

Guided tour
If you would like to share the unique story of Hofwijck, the 17th century and Constantijn and Christiaan Huygens with your wedding guests, why not book a guided tour? The cost per guide is €50.00 (maximum 20 people per guide).

More information?

To find out more about our special wedding packages at Hofwijck and to arrange a personal meeting, please send an email to secretariaat@huygensmuseum.nl or call +31 (0)70-3872311.

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