"TEYLERSHOFJE....." Hofjes Tip by eden_teuling

Hofjes, Haarlem: 31 reviews and 50 photos

  HOFJE HAARLEM
by eden_teuling
 
 

Building constructor Leendert Viervant build TEYLERSHOFJE in 1785 - 1787.

He designed a remarkable entrance building in Classisictic Style at the SPAARNE (RIVER) SIDE (the street).

You can find Teyler's coat-of-arms here and the year 1785.

Left and right of the entrance building are the SUPERVISORS' ROOM AND THE INSPECTOS' ROOM.

All in all the HOFJE contains 24 houses.

In the middle of the HOFJE is a natural-stone pump but this can't work anymore.

At the end of the garden you will find a gate with a sundial and from that place you have a wonderful view to the top of the entrance tower with the wood piece on top.

This is decorated with a.o. a Mercury staff and a Neptune's Trident , signs that are symbols for TRADE and SHIPPING TRADE.

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

Address: Koudenhorn 64 HAARLEM
Directions: look at your city plan or is that no longer necessary for you???
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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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