Tag: Holland

  • 10 Amazing Facts about Hoorn

    10 Amazing Facts about Hoorn

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HOORN   Old Legend says that Hoorn was be founded by Hornus, Hornus would have established a settlement In 716, Western Friesland. However, this is just a legend. Hoorn was established as a city in 1357, city rights were given by Willem V. After Amsterdam, Hoorn is the next most…

  • Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn

    Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn

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    Centrum Varend Erfgoed Hoorn is a museum situated in the harbour area of Hoorn, it’s a beautiful location with access to the large open waters of the Marker and Ijsselmeer, the ship in which the museum is situated in is the living memory of the history of the city and Holland, Hoorn was once a…

  • Verhalenark in Hoorn

    Verhalenark in Hoorn

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    The Verhalenark in Hoorn is based on Noah’s Ark, its the first floating Bible museum in the world and was designed to be same as the original ark based from the bibles description of the ark, the Bible states that the Ark is about a hundred and forty meters long, however the Verhalenark is only seventy meters…

  • Westfries Museum

    Westfries Museum

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    The Westfries Museum is a historical and cultural museum situated in Hoorn, it was opened on the 10th of January 1880, the building originally belonged to the Gecommitteerde Raden van West-Friesland en het Noorderkwartier, as a part of the Staten van Holland en West-Friesland, the Museum comprises over 30,000 objects

  • Museum of the 20th Century

    Museum of the 20th Century

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    Museum of the 20th Century first opened its doors in April 1994, situated in Oostereiland, a peninsula in the harbour of Hoorn

  • 10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

    10 Facts You Might Not Know About Deventer

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    Deventer hosts the largest book fair in Europe. The female Jewish poet and writer Etty Hillesum lived in Deventer during the war before being deported to Auschwitz. During the production of the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far, all of the scenes taking place in nearby Arnhem were filmed in Deventer. Deventer was most likely founded around…

  • Sports and Event Center De Scheg

    Sports and Event Center De Scheg

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    De Scheg is a sports and event center in Deventer, part of the sports complex is a skating rink, which has been around since 1992. Within the complex contains a subtropical swimming pool and gyms. Elder Margriet de Jager opened the sports complex for the public on October 8, 2011. A week later, the 42nd…

  • Deventer Statistics and figures

    Deventer Statistics and figures

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    Deventer in numbers POPULATION [su_table] Population 98,510 (2017) Population Density 1,950/sq mi (2017) Families 44,658 (2015) Males % 49.5 (2015) Females % 50.5 (2015) Foreigners % 4.7 (2015) Average age (years) 40.2 (2015) Age Group Population Year Updated 0-14 years 17,057 (2017) 15-64 years 65,127 (2017) 65+ years 17,111 (2017) Urbanization Population Year Updated Highly urbanized…

  • Geert Groote Huis Museum

    Geert Groote Huis Museum

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    The Museum Geert Groote Huis is totally devoted to Deventenaar Geert Groote, lived between 1340 – 1384.He’s called the founder of the ‘Modern Devotion’. This renewal movement was a personal embodiment of faith and sincere life and a personal embodiment of faith. The Museum offers the the interactive timeline can reveal what happened in his life and…