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These two rooms, which originally belonged to the house „Zum Lindenbaum“, were decorated in the 1960s with tiles from the Ludwig Collection.

The upstairs room displays tile pictures from the 18th century with depictions of the four seasons and of village festivals in painted in manganese from the Jan Aalmis factory in Rotterdam.

The downstairs room has a dazzling variety of decorative tiles in groups of four, featuring motifs like children’s games, landscapes, soldiers, shepherds, ships, sea monsters, cows, houses, or purely ornamental patterns. The oldest pieces, so-called lustre tiles, come from the Asian-Islamic region. In the 16th century, tiles for wall decoration made their way from the east to Spain, which was characterised at that time by Islamic culture, and from there to the Netherlands.

In the 17th and early 18th century, Dutch tile factories, foremost in Rotterdam and Delft, reached the pinnacle of their artistry.