So here goes another one, where I stayed a good 4 days at my cousins home, Huizen NL.
Breakfast on the first day at Corn. De Haan poffertjes & wafel. The establishment dates back to about 1875 when an ancestor of the current operator went to visited the place. The beautiful waffle furnace bought in 1890 and still a jewel for the decor, supplies after 100 years, still the expensive yellow-brown waffles. It is the oldest of the few remaining poffertjeskrams in Holland.
The OUDE KERK (Old Church) is the oldest building in the city, probably founded as a wooden chapel in a hamlet on the Amstel. Where the river poured out the banks of clay: the ramparts. Here the first inhabitants built a chapel in the 13th century (also come with a cemetery). The church would then become one of the most imposing monuments of Amsterdam in the centuries.
Saint Nicolas Church becomes Old Church
On September 17, 1306, the Bishop of Utrecht devoted the church to Saint Nicolaas and thus the church was also given the name of this patron saint of the sailors. About a hundred years later, the number of inhabitants grew enormously and a new church in the Dam: The New Church is astonishing. As a result, the Saint Nicola church became the name Old Church.
Huizen is part of the metropolitan area of Amsterdam. Huizen originally was an agricultural village, about 2 kilometer from the sea. During wintertime the farmers went fishing. Later on it developed to coastal village, with a thriving fishing industry, which was stimulated by building the harbor about 1850. After the damming of the Zuider Zee by the Afsluiddijk in 1932, the old sea was degraded to a mere freshwater lake, and economical activities shifted towards industry and commerce.
not appealing pose of mine, but such a pretty street
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