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Works in old courthouse for upcoming museum

In the old courthouse building (part of which has protected monument status) at Parnassusweg 220, the Hartwig Art Foundation is developing a museum of contemporary art. Before the museum opens, there will be a lot of work to be done in the next few years. The monumental section of the building is being renovated and the section behind it (without monumental status) is being replaced by new-build. This month, contractor J.P. van Eesteren will begin completely stripping the interior. These works are expected to continue until the spring of 2024. Local residents were informed about the work at an information meeting held on 30 October 2023.

External façade of the old courthouse
Public gallery in one of the old court rooms

Materials reused

The works will take place on the site itself and the contractor will use the existing entrance and exit in Fred. Roeskestraat for transportation purposes. Some of the materials removed will return later to be reused sustainably in the renovated building.

New section of the building

After the interior has been stripped, the non-monumental section will be demolished to make way for the new-build. As soon as this building section has been demolished, work can start building a cellar. The schedule and construction logistics for all of these works are still in the process of being developed.


You can find further information about the schedule and how the works are progressing on the contractor’s website (in Dutch).

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