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Nederland - Alkmaar, Waagtoren

Nederland - Alkmaar, Waagtoren
The Waag (Weigh House) is one of Alkmaar’s landmarks. The building has an interesting history dating back to the late 14th century. It was originally built as a chapel for the adjacent Holy Spirit hospital, where poor travelers could get free accommodation for three days and nights. In 1566 the Bishop of Haarlem gave permission to the Holy Spirit hospital to re-purpose the hospital building for weighing. In 1582, the weighing activities were moved to the larger Holy Spirit Chapel, which by then was no longer being used for divine services.

The conversion of the chapel to the weighing house was completed in 1583. The choir of the chapel was removed and a richly decorated façade in Renaissance style with a finely worked gable was constructed. Between 1597 and 1603, the original tower was replaced by the much larger present Waagtoren. Since the 19th century the building has been embellished with a painting on volcanic rock, reflecting trade and industry.

Nowadays the building houses the local tourist office and the Dutch Cheese Museum). The Waag - a national monument - is located at the Waagplein; where from April till September the famous cheese market is held.

Günter Klaus, Erhard Bernstein, appo-fam, Zulma and 53 other people have particularly liked this photo

54 comments - The latest ones
Annemarie club
Hope you can read my comment:)
5 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Annemarie club
Yes, works again.
5 months ago.
Berny club
Schönes Quartett!
5 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
mooi verhaal en prachtige collage
5 months ago.
tiabunna club
A beautiful set of images, Jaap. It's good to be able to comment again. :-)
5 months ago.
Annaig56 club
très jolie présentation, et magnifique édifice,
5 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A smashing collage Jaap............with a lovely collection of images. Beautifully captured.

The building has had an interesting history................and still performs a useful function..!!
5 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe compilation bien collée.
Bon mardi.
5 months ago.
 Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou
Magnifique collage et historie, félicitations !!!!!!
5 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful and beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Ein schöner Bilderbogen, Jaap !
5 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen!
5 months ago.
uwschu club
schöne Collage, Jaap
5 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Beautiful series of sky lined masterpieces.
Thank you for the note Jaap.
5 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Belle série !!
5 months ago.
Christa1004 club
Another one from your always beautiful collages with interesting description.
5 months ago.
cammino club
Schöne Collage!
5 months ago.
menonfire club
Sehr schöne Blickwinkel Jaap
5 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A lovely presentation of this beautiful building Jaap. Thank you for the history. It is always good to have.
5 months ago.
J.Garcia club
Excellent viewpoints!!
Great collage and information, Jaap!
5 months ago.
Gudrun club
An excellent colllage and what an interesting history!
5 months ago.
HappySnapper club
Wonderful building Jaap, I'm curious how the mural weathers the outside conditions.
5 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe collage. Nicole.
5 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Mooie collage
5 months ago.
RHH club
Beautiful collage and interesting information.
5 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Outstanding collage and great narrative Jaap
5 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Great work Jaap'... and such a detailed well built structure... // Dj.. UK
5 months ago.
Esther club
Beautiful detail on the building.
5 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbes images détaillées !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
5 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
superbes prises********************************bonne journée Jaap♫
5 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Beautiful collage of the Weigh House. It is an impressive building. Wish you a fine wednesday, Jaap !
5 months ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
Superbe. Bonne journée
5 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very interesting details, excellent stiff neck shots !
5 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Another great collage of yet another fine building with history. Well done.

Regards, Herb
5 months ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
Mooie reeks Jaap.
5 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely capture, well done, and welcome back ;-)
5 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Lovely details on a pur sky. So nice and interesting presentation of a remarkable building.
5 months ago.
RHH club
Have a very good day, Jaap.
5 months ago.
Ecobird club
Beautiful architecture and an excellent collage. Your notes are really interesting and informative as always Jaap.
5 months ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen, Jaap.
5 months ago.
Danielle club
Superbe présentation ***************************
5 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Superbe édifice !
5 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
prachtige collage Jaap.
Ik ben daar geweest, ergens in het begin van de zestiger jaren.
5 months ago.
Schussentäler club
Sehr schöne Collage
5 months ago.
Adele club
Great collage Jaap and interesting notes too!
5 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
Eine ausgezeichnete Rundumsicht auf den Turm der ehemaligen Kapelle, Jaap.
Freundliche Grüße und einen guten Abend
5 months ago.
 Jan Luzzi
Jan Luzzi club
5 months ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
5 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful compilation!
Happy Pentecost, Jaap.
5 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Eine schöne Serie von der kunstvollen Kirchenfassade
5 months ago.
micritter club
A very interesing history. What did the weigh? Beautiful building and excellent photos.
5 months ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
ein wunderschöner Ort.
Tolle Aufnahmen.
5 months ago.
Zulma club
Excellent capture and presentation as always, clearly thought out!!
4 months ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
.....eine ganz tolle Collage dieser schönen Türme lieber Jaap:))

.....wünsche noch ein schönes Wochenende,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
12 days ago.

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