||Museum. GRONINGEN. 47. Route. 421
was built by Vryman after a fire in 1906. It has five faculties,
with 62 professors and lecturers, and is attended by about 600 stud-
ents, Among the treasures of the University Library (Pl. 6, B, 3;
440,000 vol.), in the Bibliotheek-Gang, between the Poststraat and
the Zwanen-Straat, is a copy of the New Testament of Erasmus
with marginal annotations by Luther (open on week-days, 10-4;
in vacation, 4-3).
Opposite the university stands the Roman Catholic Broerkerk
(P1.B, 3), a Gothic structure by P. J. H. Cuypers, adorned with large
pictures of the Passion by L. Hendrix (1865). — The corner- house
of a street in the vicinity, called the ‘Oude Kyk-in’t-Jat Straat’
(P1. B, 3), bears the head of a bearded man, with the inscription
‘Tek kick noch in’t’ (‘I still peep into it). This has been the badge
of the city since the 16th century.
In the Guyot-Plein (P1.B, 3) is a small monument commemorat-
ing H. D. Guyot (d. 1828), founder in 1790 of the Deaf and Dumb
Asylum, which rises at the N.W. corner of the square. — To the N.
is the Nieuwe or Noorder Kerk (P1. B, 2), built in 1660-64 on the
plan of the church of the same name in Amsterdam (p. 371). — In
the Nieuwe Kyk-in’t-Jat Straat is the entrance to the Botanic Garden
(Hortus Botanicus; Pl. A, 2) of the University (open on week-days
9-12 and 2-4; shown by attendant).
To the S.W. of the Groote Markt, beyond the Visch-Markt, is
the Corn Exchange (Korenbeurs; Pl. 8, B, 4), behind which is the
Gothic Aa-Kerk, founded in the 18th cent., but rebuilt after 1500
and furnished with a baroque tower in 1712.
Farther on, in the Predinius-Singel, rises the Groningsche
Museum (Pl. B, 4), a brick building by C. H. Peters (1894), con-
taining prehistoric and Roman antiquities found in the province of
Groningen and also works of modern art. Open daily, 1-5; adm.
25 c. Catalogue 10 c.
Basement. Room I. Architectural remains from Groningen. In two
cases on the left are Roman and Germanic antiquities. In the wall-cabinet,
stone-ware, — Room II. Collection of vases. Chimney-piece of 1632. The
cases contain prehistoric antiquities. — Room III. Architectural frag-
ments, ¢€ — Room 1V. Medieval fonts and other ecclesiastical anti-
quities. — Room V, Models. — Room VI. A completely-equipped loom
Enrresot. Room VIL (left). Views of Groningen, including two by
H. W. Mesdag. Guild antiquities, etc. In the cases we may note a
green velvet hat with silk embroidery of 4685 for receiving beans used
in voting, the silver keys of the town, and three staves of municipal
officials (end of 15th cent.). — Room VIII. Chimney-piece with painting by
Ad. Camerarius of Groningen (1€65); the old ‘Prinsenstoe)’ of the Stadtholder;
numerous portraits, including a large family-group by Jan van Scorel
(ca. 1530). In a case, academic mementoes, — Room IX. Noteworthy
tapestry of the 17th and 18th cent.; im the glass-cases, a collection of
pottery, including specimens of Béttger’s Dresden porcelain; also, recent
acquisitions, — Room X. Weapons; models of guns; in the centre, a
bombard of the 14th century. — Room XI, divided into four cabinets.
Cabinet B, Ancient pictures, including a large Winter-landscape by J. Beer-
straaten. Cabinet D. Modern pictures by Joz. I raéls, H. W. Mesdag, Sientje
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