In Holland during the 17th and 18th centuries, the "poppenhuis" was an adult diversion, but our online dollhouse is fun for kids of all ages.
Paintings by well-known artists such as Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, and Johannes Vermeer spring to life
as you mix and match colorful characters, create decorative objects, and explore the kitchen, living quarters,
artist's studio, and courtyard of this make-believe Dutch house.
Click the MENU button at the bottom left to add new people and objects to the room you're designing.
To delete something, slide it out of the scene. (If you change your mind, use the MENU to bring it back.)
Click the narrow area between the house and the main window to enter the courtyard.
To print a room, click the printer-shaped icon at the top right.
To save the dollhouse scene on your computer or to share your pictures by email, take a screenshot.
If the Shockwave application above is blank, download the Shockwave plug-in. For best results, run your web browser in 32-bit mode.
Current Macintosh browsers should be able to use the online program successfully, but you may experience minor problems with the drawing function.
For full compatibility, please use the downloadable desktop application for OS X or order the free Dutch House CD. Credits
Copyright © National Gallery of Art, Washington