"The HOFJE GUURTJE DE WAAL...." Hofjes Tip by eden_teuling

Hofjes, Haarlem: 31 reviews and 50 photos

  HOFJE HAARLEM
by eden_teuling
 
 

Guurtje de Waal was the daughter of a rich cloth-merchant as you can read in the memorial plaque, and she founded this HOFJE.

Above the natural stone gate dating from 1661 you can see the family's coat-of-arms.

The official entrance runs through the house that also is the overseer's house.

This HOFJE was too small to also build a REGENTENKAMER (Inspectors' room).

The gate leads to a patio with 4 little houses and 2 more opporite the gate.

The model of the houses dates from 1783.

To meet modern standards one house has been made from the two small one opposite the entrance gate.

OPEN: from sun rise till sun down, free of charge.....

Address: Lange Annastraat 40 HAARLEM
Directions: consult your city plan....if necessary....
othercontact: --
Phone: --
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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