Thorbecke Room

From 1730 on the southern section of the Trippenhuis was occupied by Elisabeth van Loon, who was married to a grandson of Louys Trip. She had the house remodelled in 1732–33 in what was then the fashionable style. The original entrance hall was converted into an anteroom.

Since 2001, the room has been known as the Thorbecke Room, after the statesman Johan R. Thorbecke (1798–1872), a driving force behind the creation of the Dutch Constitution in 1848. Thorbecke was a member of the Royal Institute, the forerunner of the Academy, and played an important role in the history of the Academy in his capacity of Minister of the Interior.

The Academy has a Thorbecke Fund for research into his life and work.

Thorbeckekamer