Silver has been worked in Schoonhoven since the 14th century. Schoonhoven has grown in these 700 years to become known as the ‘Creative Silver City on the river Lek’. Even today, the gold- and silversmiths in Schoonhoven continue to create traditional but also modern gold and silver articles and jewellery. Unique in the Netherlands!
The Silver Museum
The Silver Museum, situated in the former 17th century Arsenal, houses an exceptional collection of Dutch silver articles dating from 1600 to today. Here you can get to know everything about the shiny silver cutlery, silver hallmarks and the silver trade.
Other places of interest in the city are the Schoonhoven Edelambachtshuys (which houses a museum for the silversmithing trade) in the former Jewish synagogue and the silver gallery the Watertoren (water tower), one of the buildings that most determine the Schoonhoven skyline.