"HOFJE VAN OORSCHOT" Hofjes Tip by eden_teuling

Hofjes, Haarlem: 31 reviews and 50 photos

  HOFJE VAN OORSCHOT
by eden_teuling
 
 

HOFJES are like BEGUINAGES.
In beguinages only beguines live but there are other HOFJES where e.g. widows lived.

The HOFJE VAN OORSCHOT ALMSHOUSE was built in 1768 in commission of Wouterus van Oorschot. The quite posh HOFJE was built in a U form around the garden.

The 2 wings right and left of the Main building each contain 8 small houses.

On top of the main building you can see a triangle with sculpted coat of arms and other decorations.

The HOFJE is separated from the street by a wonderful monumental wrought iron gate with an entrance in ROCOCO STYLE.

Here too, quietness, singing birds and of course the request to be quiet and make no noise..

OPEN: from 10AM - 5PM

No entrance fees.

Address: Kruisstraat 44 HAARLEM
Directions: consult your city plan....or ask, we all speak English (German, French etc.)
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Website: http://www.vvvzk.nl

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 24, 2003
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