Honig Breet Home/ Honig Breethuis Museum In Zaanse Schans

Honig Breet Home/ Honig Breethuis Museum In Zaanse Schans, Zaandijk

This listed Merchant's house with its richly decorated rooms dates from the early 18th century. The beautiful period interior gives an excellent impression of the life and culture of Zaanse a wealthy merchant family. The Honig Bree home is full of fascinating history, has beautiful views over the Zaan and is only a 10-minute walk from the Zaanse Schans.

Cornelis Jacobszoon Honig, owner of the white-paper mill "The Gilded Bijkorf this impressive merchant's house built in 1710. It is equipped in the Biedermeier style, just as it was during the first half of the nineteenth century when it housed Jacob Breet, a Zaans paper mill owner, and his family.

The fourth owner, Jocob Corneliszoon Breet expanded the family business, C & I Honig Breet, with the acquisition of paper mills Veen De Boer, "" The Shepherd and The Shepherd Child ". He extended the original house by adding the Zaan Room, a Good Year's End, in 1829.

The Honig Breet house is not just a period room, not just a museum over living style but, a museum where you go on a visit. You get to see close up a Zaans family in the beginning of the nineteenth century: Grietje de Jager and Jacob Breet and their children Grietje, Cornelis, Aagje, Maartje and Jan. The presence of the residents is felt, thanks to the extant objects.

The residents present themselves through objects such as portraits, furniture and personal effects. Subjects such as work, church, the neighbours, sex, marriage, children, travel, community-work form part of the narrative over the residents.

Old costumes and regional clothes, needle-/fancy work, toys, domestic objects of the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Further a special collection of Chinese porcelain and a regularly changing formation of utilities related to whaling, the fire brigade, the education and the corporate life.

There is an audio presentation of the accounts of the residents. Every space has its own audio channel and speaker, meaning that the tour is free of any specific starting and ending order. This historical house is managed by ”Honig Breethuis” Foundation.
Inside the Honig Breet Home to see close up a Zaans family in the beginning of the nineteenth century
Opening times
From Tuesday to Friday and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm
From 1st October to 1st April from 1.30 - 4 p.m.
Closed on Christmas Day, Easter and Whitsun
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and 30th April

Admission fees
Adults € 3.00
Children under 13 € 1.50
65 + CJP Pass € 2.00
Museum annual season ticket holders free of charge

Location and Contact:
”Honig Breethuis” Foundation
Lagedijk 80
1544 BJ Zaandijk
Tel: 075-6217626
Website: http://www.honigbreethuis.nl/ (Only In Dutch)



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