Michiel de Ruyter

Michiel de Ruyter, our most acclaimed hero of the sea, was born just a stone’s throw from the muZEEum in 1607. He made his career in the service of Cornelis Lampsins, an influential ship owner. In 1641 Lampsins is the one to have the Lampsins house built, which is now part of the muZEEum. Just imagine;  this is the very spot Michiel de Ruyter actually walked around. The muZEEum itself has an extensive De Ruyter collection.