Spinozakamer in hotel De Filosoof


Hotel de Filosoof bestaat al een aantal jaren en beschikt over kamers, genoemd naar filosofen en speciaal ingericht naar hun tijd.

Zo zijn er kamers, genoemd naar Confucius, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Wittgenstein en ook Spinoza.

                                            Spinoza Room

This room features the 'Golden Age' of Holland (the 17th Century), and the philosophers that flourished in that period, notably Descartes and Spinoza. The 'Golden Age' was a time of great prosperity. Trade brought money, and money made it possible to support painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and many others. Descartes praised Holland as: 'Such a delightful country! Everybody leaves me in peace, because their only concern is to make money.'
Spinoza, the son of Jewish Portuguese refugees, was indicted for hereticism and excommunicated from the synagogue. This was due entirely to his radical mode of thinking, and not to his persona, which was mild and even reclusive.

He moved away from cities like Amsterdam and The Hague to avoid confrontation, and finally retired at Rijnsburg — where his house and library are now open to visitors.