Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder

Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder trade in Old Master paintings, give purchase and sale advice, and organise exhibitions and loans.

We have sold paintings to many private collectors and over 50 museums all over the world.

Visit our gallery

You are most welcome to contact us or visit the gallery on weekdays between 11am and 5 pm.

Group visits and guided tours of the house and collection are available on request.
Dinners and receptions: limeted availability, on special request only.

Hoogsteder Museum Foundation

As of 2013, the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation produces turn-key exhibitions for museums and institutions.

We are specialized in Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings. Over the last 50 years Hoogsteder has realized 20 exhibitions and made loans available to 185 museum exhibitions worldwide.

Recently an important loan was negotiated for the Rembrandt-Velásquez exhibition in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Through its loans and exhibitions, the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation aims to promote the art and culture of The Netherlands of the 17th century.

Please visit the HOOGSTEDER MUSEUM FOUNDATION website.

Tussen Kunst & Kitsch

Willem Jan Hoogsteder is the current Old Master paintings expert in Tussen Kunst en Kitsch, appearing for over 20 years on this art television program, which is also the longest running show on Dutch television.

For a free valuation of an object, please come to one of the recording days of the show, which are hosted throughout the Netherlands.

Visit the AVROTROS website for dates and more information.

museum Bredius

Museum Bredius houses an exquisite collection acquired by nineteenth-century collector Abraham Bredius, director of the Mauritshuis for many years.

Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder are closely involved in the organisation of the museum. When local government cuts forced the museum to close in 1985, John Hoogsteder personally ensured that the museum was able to reopen in 1990. When the museum found itself in difficulties in 1995, Hoogsteder purchased Lange Vijverberg 16 and rented it to the museum for the symbolic amount of one Dutch guilder.

In 2011, John Hoogsteder was appointed officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau for his work for Museum Bredius, an award given to people who made an exceptional contribution to society.

Both Hoogsteders, father and son, remain closely involved with the museum, as members of the board and as curators, hosting many successful exhibitions.

Visit the MUSEUM BREDIUS website for more information.

Masterly The Hague

As of 2018, together with Uniquole, Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder organize the Biennale of Old Master Paintings & Dutch Design.

During the festival, historical paintings are shown alongside works made specially for the festival by contemporary designers, artists and photographers.

Next theme: ‘The Royal Edition’

21 – 24 September 2023
Frisian Court in the Museum Quarter
Lange Vijverberg 14-15-16
11-18 hrs

For more information, please visit the MASTERLY THE HAGUE website
or see the throwback Masterly The Hague 2021.


John and Willem Jan Hoogsteder have donated paintings and works of art to major museums in The Netherlands, including

  • Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Het Mauritshuis, The Hague
  • Museum Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn
  • Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague

Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder are the longest-running business sponsor of the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague, for over 25 years.

Furthermore Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder are proud of their financial support to the following cultural institutions:

The team

Drs. Willem Jan Hoogsteder

Drs. Willem Jan Hoogsteder (b. 1959) has been the owner-director of the company since 1989.

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Drs. Emilie den Tonkelaar

Drs. Emilie den Tonkelaar (b. 1984) joined the team in 2009.

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Drs. Karin Hoogsteder – van der Weiden

Drs. Karin Hoogsteder – van der Weiden (b. 1963) works at Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder since 2000.

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John Hoogsteder

John Hoogsteder (b. 1931) has been dealing in art since the late 1950s and started the company.

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Drs. Willem Jan Hoogsteder

Drs. Willem Jan Hoogsteder (b. 1959) has been the owner- director of the company since 1989. He studied art history at Utrecht University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and obtained his doctoral degree in 1987.

Willem Jan Hoogsteder is Curator & Vice President of Museum Bredius, The Hague and longest-serving Board Member of the Utrecht Corps Museum. He is Old Master paintings expert on Tussen Kunst and Kitsch TV show and co-founder of the Festival Masterly The Hague. In  2019 H.R.H. Prinses Margriet der Nederlanden, awarded Willem Jan Hoogsteder the Medal of Merit in Silver of the Red Cross.

Drs. Emilie den Tonkelaar

Drs. Emilie den Tonkelaar (b. 1984) joined the team in 2009.
She studied art history at Leiden University and completed her research masters there in 2008 with a thesis on seventeenth-century artist Willem van Swanenburgh. She completed internships at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Kunsthandel Laurentius in Middelburg and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. In 2019 Emilie den Tonkelaar made world news headlines by discovering a famous oil sketch by Peter Paul Rubens. She is one of the paintings experts on Tussen Kunst en Kitsch TV show.

Drs. Karin Hoogsteder – van der Weiden

Drs. Karin Hoogsteder – van der Weiden (b. 1963) works at Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder since 2000.
She studied art history at Leiden University, where she wrote her thesis on the still life painter Balthasar van der Ast. Previously she worked as specialist of Old Master paintings for Glerum auction house in The Hague.

John Hoogsteder

John Hoogsteder (b. 1931) has been dealing in art since the late 1950s and started the company. He sold paintings to many an international museum and was instrumental in building important private collections. He was co-founder of the Museum Bredius Foundation and was the longest-serving Old Master paintings expert (over 20 years) on the Tussen Kunst en Kitsch television show. John Hoogsteder was appointed Officer in de Orde van Orange-Nassau and received an Ere-Penning (honorary medal) from the city of The Hague. He retired at the age of 85.

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