Johanna Westerdijk Room

In the seventeenth century this was the antechamber to the bedroom in the house occupied by Hendrick Trip and was connected to his dressing room.

The ceiling panels were mostly painted by Nicolaes de Helt Stockade (1614–1669), but who painted the scene in the central panel is unknown.

From museum gallery to meeting room

In 1856, this room was one of the exhibition galleries of the Rijksmuseum, which was housed in the Trippenhuis at the time. It was then referred to as ‘The Sampling Officials Room’ after Rembrandt’s painting of the Sampling Officials of the Drapers’ Guild that was on display here. Since the Rijksmuseum left the Trippenhuis, the Board of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has held its meetings in this room.

Johanna Westerdijkkamer