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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...

Bakery museum “In De Gecroonde Duyvekater” In Zaanse Schans, Zaandam

Bakery museum “In De Gecroonde Duyvekater” In Zaanse Schans, Zaandam 'In de Gecroonde Duyvekater' dating from 1658 houses a baker's shop with a 19th century interior, a bakery with an authentic oven and living accommodation. The shop and the bakery form a surprisingly intimate bakery museum. Wooden “duivekater” (sweet kind of bread) above the front door; marbled shop floor. Transported to Zaandijk in 1970, hanging between 2 breakdown Lorries....

Nature Museum E. Heimans (Nature education centre) And Other Kids Activities In Zaandam

Nature Museum E. Heimans (Nature education centre) And Other Kids Activities In Zaandam The Nature Museum E. Heimans holds collections of mammals, aquatic fauna, bones & teeth, insects, eggs, birds, curiosities and a museum archive. The permanent exposition has the theme 'Nature in the City'. The museum also informs on the flora and fauna of the peat bogs of the area of the Zaan. The collection holds specimens of mainly marine species and some freshwater...

Museum of the Dutch Timepiece/ The Museum of the Dutch Clock

Museum of the Dutch Timepiece/ The Museum of the Dutch Clock This museum, established in a picturesque 17th century cottage, comprises a unique collection of historical Dutch clocks from 1500 until 1850. Specific types of clocks are exhibited in working order, divided over several cozy rooms. The collection gives an almost complete chronological survey of the evolution of Dutch clocks. Built in the second half of the 17th century....

Museum Noorderhuis Het

Museum Noorderhuis Het in Kalverringdijk (Zaanse Schans), Zaandam This merchant house, built in the 2nd half of the 17th century, enlarged in 1800 “neck bell façades” on the road- and Zaan-side; empire state room. The front-room of the museum is in Empire style. A restored home that features original costumes from the Zaan region in two reconstructed 19th-century rooms and a display of the wardrobe of an 18th-century lady. This modern...

Museums In Zaan-region

Museums In Zaan-region Bakery museum “In De Gecroonde Duyvekater” 'In de Gecroonde Duyvekater' dating from 1658 houses a baker's shop with a 19th century interior, a bakery with an authentic oven and living accommodation. The shop and the bakery form a surprisingly intimate bakery museum. More Details: Bakery Museum In de Gecroonde Duyvekater In Zaanse Schans “Czaar Peter” house Krimp 23 1506 AA...

The Czar Peter House in Zaandam

The Czar Peter House in Zaandam Towards the end of the 17th century Czar Peter the Great, whose great desire was the realization of his ideals to make his enormous empire great, had conceived the plan to become personally, acquainted with the civilization, commerce and industry of Western Europe. The fame of the Dutch shipbuilding, of which Zaandam was considered the most important center, had penetrated as...

Sights/Places Of Interest In Zaan-region

Sights/Places of interest in Zaan-region Who wants to visit the Zaan-region, has to make choices. Are you interested in exteriors, mills, museums, The Zaanse Schans, the beautiful Zaanse scenery or recreation and not to forget the colorful history of the Zaan-region? (There is so much to do and to see in the Zaan-region, that you may consider staying here for a couple of days). Go for a cycle tour, which brings you...

Mill Het Jonge Schaap (The Young Sheep)

Mill Het Jonge Schaap (The Young Sheep) The newest asset of the Society of Zaan Mills is the brand-new saw Mill Het Jonge Schaap (The Young Sheep, situated near the Zaanse Schans. The original mill by this name was located behind the railway station of Zaandam and was demolished in 1942. This wooden saw mill is located in the Zaanse Schans, in the municipality of Zaanstad. The original mill was built in 1680 and in...

Mill 'Roosmolen De Hercules' (Rose mill The Hercules), Zaandijk

'Roosmolen De Hercules' (Rose mill The Hercules), Zaandijk 'Roosmolen De Hercules' (Rose mill The Hercules) is an unmanned steal pumping engine, which is also called the rose mill because of the shape of the wind wheel. The Hercules takes care of the water level in the Kalverpolder, situated behind the mill. The superfluous polder water is being drained into the Ringvaart. This is done by a jack, a huge kind of screw in the concrete...

The mill “Het Pink” (The Yearling)

Mill “Het Pink” (The Yearling) in Koog aan de Zaan, Zaanstad, Zaandam The mill “Het Pink” (The Yearling) was built in 1751, probably on an older foundation. It is an octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding, with a wingspread of 23 meters! For a Zaanse industrial-mill pretty huge wingspread. “Het Pink” is fit up as oil-mill. When the association “De Zaansche Molen” became owner of the mill in 1939 it was...

The mill “De Schoolmeester” (The School-teacher)

The mill “De Schoolmeester” (The School-teacher) on the Guispad at Westzaan The mill “De Schoolmeester” (The School-teacher), in former times also nicknamed as “De Gauwdief” (quick-thief), is dated from 1692. It is a hexagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding. Together with the nearby mill Het Prinsenhof (The Prince's Court) situated. De Schoolmeester is a smock mill on the Guispad at Westzaan, Noord Holland,...

Mill “De jonge Dirk” (The young Dirk)

Mill “De jonge Dirk” (The young Dirk) Mill “De jonge Dirk” (The young Dirk) is an, in 1959 rebuild, octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding. Originally this was a little mill; build in 1908 in Zaandam as spice-mill. In the current mill stele-Dutch paper can be made. The wingspread of this little mill is only 8 meters. The mill is running normally on Sunday and Monday. On...

Mill Het Prinsenhof (The Prince's Court)

Mill Het Prinsenhof (The Prince's Court) Het Prinsenhof (The Prince's Court) is fit up again in the seventies to hull barley. Het Prinsenhof (The Prince's Court) is a peeling mill on the Weelsloot in Westzaan, Zaanstad, Zaandam. Originally this octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding was also build as peeling-mill about 1722. In 1899 the mill started to be used for the...

Mill De Twiskemolen (Twiske-mill), Landsmeer

De Twiskemolen (Twiske-mill), Landsmeer “De Twiskemolen” (Twiske-mill) on the background is an octagonal binnenkruier (windmill of which the inside works is movable), build around 1578. In 1973-1974 it was put on its current place and since then it is put in operation regularly to drain the 650 hectare large Twiske-polder with its mortar, as under-draining of the polder Oostzaan. The mill stood in Barsingerhorn till...
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