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Nederland - Enkhuizen, Dromedaris

Nederland - Enkhuizen, Dromedaris
Enkhuizen is a picturesque little city, well known for its numerous historic buildings and monuments. The most remarkable and best-known landmark in Enkhuizen is the defense tower - known as Dromedaris (Dromedary) - at the entrance to the Old Harbour. It is named after its similarity with the one-humped camel (to be honest you need some imagination to see this similarity).

The tower was erected as a defense work at the entrance of the Old Harbour and it used to be the south gate of Enkhuizen. The tower was built in 1540 and got its current form in the 17th century. The old name of the building is Zuiderpoort or Ketenpoort, which refers to the salt works (zoutketen) south of the city, which could be reached via this gate. The tower has a carillon of 44 bells dating from 1677.

The Drommedaris was renovated (1649-1657) to its present appearance after the Eighty Years' War with Spain. Over the centuries the building has been used to store gunpowder and house prisoners and guards. It also served as an excise office, spinning/weaving mill and telegraph office.

The tower was seriously damaged in a bombing raid near the end of World War II. The gate on the city side was riddled with bomb fragments. Nowadays the Dromedaris is used as a cultural centre, with three stages.

Günter Klaus, Zulma, Cämmerer zu Nau, micritter and 55 other people have particularly liked this photo

54 comments - The latest ones
Annaig56 club
magnifique édifice et belles perspectives je te souhaite une belle fin de semaine amitiés,
2 months ago.
MaggsMep club
Is it just me? I see a cat's face and ears over the gateway ... not a camel in sight.
Terrific series Jaap.

Have a good weekend, stay well
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work, love it.
Have a nice weekend, and stay safe.
2 months ago.
Dinesh club
Thanks for the info. Add the value of each image. Beautiful locale and image -- goes without sayihg

2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fine shot of this well known building. HFF, wish you a sunny weekend, Jaap !
2 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
A unique building and a terrific set of images Jaap
Have a nice weekend.
2 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
A completely remarkable set !!!!
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A very beautiful looking building..............as are the ones surrounding it. I really like the clock tower and spire and that ornate gateway. A superb set of photos Jaap!

Enjoy the rest of the day.............and have a lovely weekend.
2 months ago.
TOZ club
Another beautiful building Jaap.
HFF have a nice weekend
2 months ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...da haben wir schon im Hafen angelegt...schönes Tor...
2 months ago.
Christa1004 club
That looks really massive and impregnable... HFF Jaap.
2 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle prise de vue et architecture ! Un beau souvenir.
2 months ago.
neira-Dan club
HFF Jaap
2 months ago.
WiePet club
Nice building, fine shot!
HFF and have a nice weekend!
2 months ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club

HFF, and an idyllic weekend, Jaap!
2 months ago.
cammino club
Interesting tower!
2 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe images d'Enkhuizen que j'adore !
HFF et Bon weekend. Amitiés
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Grandiose et excellemment rendue.
Bonne et agréable fin de semaine.
2 months ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
Hello Jaap!! Long time!! I see you have another fine presentation for me to ogle at. What an interesting building and unusual architecture. Great views and details to go with the information, this fortification is quite old! Sorry to read that it was damaged but they have certainly done a nice job repairing it. I remember when I went to Europe as a 21 yr old and running my fingers along WWII-circa bullet-riddled walls and just gawking. For me, WWII has always been such a "distant" thing, so to physically touch remnants was an extraordinary experience for me. I really do love visiting Europe for its age and history. Thanks for this. I hope you're doing super--stay safe!
2 months ago.
Ecobird club
A beautiful series of images and great information Jaap. You will have to put me down as lacking in imagination I am afraid. I can see Maggs' cat, but n ca,el I am afraid

HFF and have a good weekend
2 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
An interesting tower here Jaap, as are your PiPs too. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
2 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Mooie HFF Jaap Wenns je mooie dagen !
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I see the cat's face as well Maggs! A lovely series Jaap, especially the main shot. Thank you as always for the information. So good to know.
Take care and have a good weekend.
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF and a very nice weekend, Jaap !
2 months ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
HFF and have a good weekend!
2 months ago.
 Andrea Ertl
Andrea Ertl club
Eine sehr schöne Aufnahme mit diesem beeindruckenden Turm. Die zarten Äste im Vordergrund mag ich und die schönen Farben.
HFF, Jaap.
Ich wünsche dir ein sonniges Wochenende.
2 months ago.
beapixa club
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende, Jaap!
2 months ago.
Berny club
HFF and a happy weekend, Jaap!
2 months ago.
gezginruh club
A very beautiful series!
HFF and have a great weekend,Jaap!
Stay safe.

Best wishes
2 months ago.
cp_u club
great info!
2 months ago.
trester88 club
Ein beeindruckender Wohnturm, schön präsentiert!
HFF und ein schönes Wochenende, Jaap!
2 months ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
HFF Jaap!!
2 months ago.
Pearl club
Belle prise dans son contexte et merci pour le rappel historique.
HFF Jaap !
2 months ago.
Esther club
What an unusual shape. HFF!
2 months ago.
Loose_Grip club
HFF Jaap.
2 months ago.
tiabunna club
A great series and information, Jaap. Slightly belated HFF, have a great weekend.
2 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
An atypical monument with a lot of charm.
Very nice captures, Jaap.
Good weekend to you !
2 months ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
Wonderful Jaap!
2 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
sehr schön, der Turm hat eine wechselhafte Geschichte und zum Glück hat er die Bomben überstanden.
2 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
HFF Jaap
2 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
I think somehow the nickname fits, Jaap.
Very interesting building with an interesting history. A very pleasant presentation, as always.
Belated HFF!
8 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
This is beautiful Jaap
8 weeks ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Schöne Aufnahmen Jaap!
8 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
original building, very well taken !
8 weeks ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle et intéressante photo. Nicole.
8 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
happy sunday:)
8 weeks ago.
Konny club
Schöne Aufnahme, tolles Bauwerk - aber wie ein Dromedar sieht es wirklich nicht aus. Na vielleicht fehlt es mir an der nötigen Fantasie. :-)
8 weeks ago.
 Stefani Wehner
Stefani Wehner club
Great building, Jaap!
8 weeks ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
toujours très interessant à voir et lire;merci;amitiés
8 weeks ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Wonderful picture Jaap.
And again, thank you for the note.
8 weeks ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
An unusual shap but a fabulous old building Jaap. Interesting narrative as usual.
8 weeks ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
reportage exceptionnel**********************
8 weeks ago.
Zulma club
Awesome framing my friend.
6 weeks ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
........eine phantastische Aufnahme lieber Jaap,dieser Wehrturm gefällt mir auch bestens:))

......wünsche noch einen schönen Abend,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
5 weeks ago.

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