The Markiezenhof is the oldest city palace of the Netherlands, located in the historical heart of Bergen op Zoom in the southwest of the country. The building, dating from the late medieval period, hosts a museum which shows the history of the town and region, including a large permanent exhibition on the history of fairs. 

Besides the permanent collection on the local and regional history, the Markiezenhof regularly has temporary exhibitions featuring mostly local artists who display their work in disciplines such as photography, painting, sculpture or graphics. 


The Markiezenhof is a monument from the late Middle Ages. The building is restricted to wheelchair users and / or disabled people.

The ground floor and French Garden are accessible to all visitors and there is an elevator to the first floor, where most of the rooms are also accessible.

Some rooms on the first floor and the second floor (fairground) are unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users and disabled people.

More than a museum

Besides the museum, the Markiezenhof is also home to a diverse offer of events such as concerts, theatrical performances, the raptor shows in August and many more.

Many rooms in the building are excellently suitable to hold business events such as presentations, conference, meeting or even business diner. The Markiezenhof is furthermore a beloved location for wedding ceremonies and photo series of newly wed couples.

This diverse scale of activities makes the Markiezenhof the lively heart of the historical centre of Bergen op Zoom.