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Albert Heijn - Museum, Antique Grocery and Supermarket Chain

Albert Heijn logo is a stylised "ah". Built about 1820; junction of 2 houses; inventory from the old grocery’s shop of Albert Heijn. Original installation Albert Heijn shop Oostzaan. Opened in 1976. The shop is characteristic of a 19th century grocery-shop. The shop is full of interesting smells which remind one of days gone past. In this beautiful listed building is the faithfully detailed reconstruction of the...

Galery 'Aan 't Glop', Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

Inside the Galery 'Aan 't Glop', Zaanse Schans, Zaandam Seventeenth century front part of a house with eighteenth century house in the air shop with display cupboard from the 19th century; channeled wooden façade; roof supported by oaken pillars. This fascinating gallery has been formed out of two different buildings; the shop dating from the 19th century, and a much older bookshop from Zaandam, dating 1630 and relocated to the...

The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art In Spanbroek (near Hoorn and Medemblik)

Scheringa Museum of Realist Art logo The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art is an initiative by the art-collectors Dirk en Baukje Scheringa. The museum houses their collection of more than five hundred works of art. It was their passion for the Magic Realism of Carel Willink that lead to the unique collection. They were fascinated by the meticulous technique, the incredible eye for detail and the magical atmosphere...

Commercial Art Firm: Fa. J. Bielsma & Zn, Enkhuizen

Commercial Art Firm: Fa. J. Bielsma & Zn, Enkhuizen Sale of paintings, prints and art reproductions. Furthermore, a collection of cityscape in various techniques. Sale of painting and other artistic products. You will also find a number of antique maps of Enkhuizen, both original and hand-colored reproductions. Bielsma & Son can vary from modern and classical paintings and glass art and photography in Enkhuizen, classical...

Unnoticed Treasures Art Shop/Gallery (Kunsthandel/gallery Onopgemerkte Schatten), Enkhuizen

Kunsthandel/gallery Onopgemerkte Schatten, Enkhuizen “De Onopgemertke Schatten” in English “The Unnoticed Treasures” in Enkhuizen, North Holland. This organization gives people with a psychiatric background a place to be artistically creative and show their work. Here you will find art paintings and ceramics. Unnoticed Treasures offers artists a solid work, shop and exhibition space. The aim is mostly to art by artists with a...

Gallery Wim Zwijsen, Hoorn

Gallery Wim Zwijsen, Hoorn Wim Zwijsen is an artist interested in technical art and unusual techniques. He comes from a background as a technical draughtsman and applies these skills to his new art career. His gallery displays his works alongside those of several other modern artists, including gallery partner Helma van Kleinwee. Items on display include paintings, sculptures, and unusual objects such...

Hotel MariaKapel (HMK), Hoorn

HMK Catalysts´ Agenda receives artists from all over the world in Hoorn Hotel MariaKapel is an artist-run residency and project space in Hoorn, noord-holland. In the old centre of the town, in a mediaeval orphanage with adjacent inner garden and Maria Chapel, Hotel MariaKapel receives artists from all over the world. The programme involves artists working in a wide range of media, focussing on installation and context based work, video/film and...

Art Gallery Salon (Galerie de Kunstsalon), Hoorn

Painting of Art Gallery Salon (Galerie de Kunstsalon), Hoorn The Art Gallery Salon is located in a monumental building in the town of Hoorn, near the old port. The ground floor contains an exhibition every 6 weeks instead of one or two artists and the first and second floor houses a large collection of prints, paintings, sculptures, glass art objects and gifts. The Art Fair has its own art purchase scheme, without interest or down...

Designed for Delight, Amsterdam

Designed for Delight vintage furniture Well over 200 20th-century luxury appliances have been brought together by the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts. During its successful tour, ‘Designed for Delight’ presents the work of a number of well-known designers, including Starck, Sottsass, Lebeau and Bakker. Experience into the world of vintage, retro and contemporary design: ranging from classic Scandinavian...

Korenmolen de Leeuw (Flour Mill the Lion)

Dutch Korenmolen de Leeuw (Flour Mill the Lion) Windmills Just outside Amsterdam lies the city of Aalsmeer. Every year, thousands of visitors come to see the world’s largest flower auction which is situated here. In the center of the old village stands the octagon platform windmill ‘De Leeuw’ (The Lion). This mill, which was built here in 1863, underwent a complete restoration in 1994/1995. De Leeuw is a flour mill with two sets of...

Dutch Traditional Schiedam

Dutch Traditional Schiedam In Holland, Netherlands This city in South Holland has always been the center of the ‘genever’ (Dutch gin) industry. For the stilling of genever large amounts of rye and malt were needed. It is not surprising, therefore, to learn that the ‘Society of Distillers’ used to own 19 of these stilling mills. Because these mills were built in the city they needed quite a bit of height to catch sufficient...

Dutch Traditional Heusden

At the end of World War II the town of Heusden was in bad shape. This town, which was fortified as long ago as the Eighty Years’ War, was heavily damaged. In 1968 restoration work on the entire town started. Not only on the fortifications with its eight bastions and city walls, but also on the 134 monumental houses. The harbor was also rebuilt. As a part of this extensive...

Windmill museum Ondermolen D

Windmill museum Ondermolen D In Holland, Netherlands In 1634 drainage work started in the Scher lake. In order to transform this lake into 4,700 acres of fertile land and to keep it dry 52 windmills were built. This resulted in the ‘Schermer polder’ which was kept dry with the help of wind power up to 1927. Because of the relatively large difference in height (over 4 meters), a phased drainage system was used. Windmills in the...

Dutch Traditional Zaanse Schans

Dutch Tradiotional Zaanse Schans In Holland, Netherlands The Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum which shows visitors how life in ‘de Zaan’ was some 150 years ago. This complex does not only feature many authentic houses with lovely facades, a historical shipyard and clog-making demonstrations, the windmills in particular attract thousands of visitors each year. De Zaan is probably the world’s first industrial estate ever....

Dutch Traditional Kinderdijk

Dutch Tradiotional Kinderdijk In Holland, Netherlands Together with the Zaanse Schans, Kinderdijk is probably one of the best known examples of the typical Dutch landscape. Pictures of this unique ‘windmill landscape’ are featured in every book of photographs on Holland. At Kinderdijk, 18 windmills are lined up in two rows opposite each other. The 9 round brick windmills on one side drained the Nederwaard. On the opposite side,...
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