When we drive to Amsterdam on the highway we always pass some sideways we never use but last Sunday we decided to make a turn to the right and visit a small town Weesp we didn't know very well and is situated not far from Amsterdam. It has a protected historical center with canals and many buildings dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth century. This City Hall dates from 1776 but is now in use as a museum and for weddings and other official proceedings.
We decided to visit the museum and were stunned by the interior of the building, I suppose this is the room where the weddings take place.
With the sun shining bright you could see the decorations very well.
In 1974 the city council decided to make a proper museum when an important gift of porcelain was given from the legacy of Baron Van Heeckeren van Walien. This porcelain collection is now exhibited in the former council meeting room. The Weesper porcelain had been produced in the city for a long time.
The staircase looked beautiful.
In the hall below is a Vierschaar, a historical term for a tribunal in the Netherlands. The term means literally "foursquare", so called for the four-square dimensions of the benches in use by the sitting judges.
In the cellar were two very small imprisonment cells without daylight and a "toilet" in the corner.