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St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James’ Guest House

 
 
St. Jakobsgasthuis / St. Jacob's Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
1. St. Jakobsgasthuis / St. Jacob's Inn Marker
Inscription. Het pand rechts (nr. 213) was het hoofdhuis van het St. Jacobsgasthuis, waar pelgrims naar Santiago de Compostella onderdak kregen. Naast een ziekenzaal en een passantenverblijf bezat het gasthuis een kapel. Achter het deurtje rechts begint de overbouwde Jacobsgasthuissteeg, waar-langs tien kameren (huisjes voor behoeftigen) stonden. De nog herkenbare achteringang van het ommuurde complex lag aan de Springweg. In het huis Valckensteijn (nr. 215-217) woonde in 1870 ds. Abraham Kuiper.

[English translation:]
The building on the right (no. 213) was the main house of the St. James Guest House, where pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela were given shelter. In addition to an infirmary and place to stay, the house also had a chapel. The path behind the door on the right leads to Jacobs Gasthuissteeg (Guest House Alleyway), along which ten apartments (houses for the needy) stood. The still recognizable rear entrance of the walled complex was on the Springweg (the street behind and parallel to...). In 1870, in the Valckensteijn House (No. 215-217) lived the Rev. Abraham Kuiper.
 
Erected by The ANWB.
 
Location. 52° 5.282′ N, 5° 7.278′ E. Marker is in Utrecht, Utrecht. Marker is on Oudegracht
St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
2. St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House Marker - Wide View
The marker is just to the left of the drainpipe running down the buildings in the middle of the picture, with the guest house being the building just to the right of the drainpipe. (Click on picture to enlarge)
just south of Haverstraat, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Oudegracht 213, Utrecht 3511, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Zakkendrager / The Porters (within shouting distance of this marker); Voormalig Klooster en Later Weeshuis / Former Monastery and Later Orphanage (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Doopsgezinde Kerk / Mennonite Church (about 120 meters away); Geboortehuis van Paus Adriaan / Birthplace of Pope Adrian (about 150 meters away); Mieropskameren / Mierop's Homes (about 150 meters away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (about 210 meters away); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Universiteit Utrecht / Utrecht University (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
 
Regarding St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House. The Rev. Abraham Kuijper mentioned in the last sentence of the marker was a journalist and theologian who served as the Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1901-1905.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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