This pretty canal in my birth town Alkmaar has a very special monument. You can see it on the left corner by the bridge. Yes, that green house is almost entirely built of wood (except for 1 stone wall inside), and it is one of 2 wooden houses still surviving in Alkmaar. According to legend,Continue reading “About a house and a cannonball”
I have added some information on my Golden Egg research from 2019. Please have a look on the Alkmaar 1573 pages and let me know your thoughts!
Here you see one of the oldest houses in Alkmaar, built in 1540, situated on Kanisstreet number 1. A ‘kanis’ is a pedlar’s basket and because the house is situated near an old almshouse you may assume that pedlar’s went to the almshouse often to sell their items. The façade is that of a typicalContinue reading “House from 1540”