De Zakkendrager / The Porters
Behind this door was the Porters' guild room. Employed by the city, they unloaded and carried bags of corn, peat and coal from ships. Workload was distributed by a roll of the dice. After 1622 the guild met in two groups. The "Lowers" settled further north (on Zakkendrager Lane), while the "Uppers" remained here. From that year dates the figurine, of which a replica is hanging here. To the left of the porter are two sacks, the right is a bushel with iron rod.
Location. 52° 5.252′ N, 5° 7.289′ E. Marker is in Utrecht, Utrecht. Marker is on Oudegracht just south of Haverstraat, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Oudegracht 235, Utrecht 3511, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Voormalig Klooster en Later Weeshuis / Former Monastery and Later Orphanage (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Doopsgezinde Kerk / Mennonite Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Geboortehuis van Paus Adriaan / Birthplace of Pope Adrian (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mieropskameren / Mierop's Homes (about 120 meters away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Universiteit Utrecht / Utrecht University (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
Also see . . . De Zakkendrager - History (De Zakkendrager Restaurant). De zakkendragers or sack carriers formed the guild of transporters in the Middle ages....The front of our restaurant was known as the Guildhouse of the zakkendragers; a part of a larger complex located between the Oudegracht and the Zakkendragerssteeg. This was where the work was shared out and also a meeting place for the zakkendragers which over the years evolved into a cafe....For hundreds of years the goods barges arrived at the (Submitted on December 11, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.