Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
De Waag / The Weigh House
Built in 1597-1598. Was used for the weighing of goods until 1915. Exterior clad with natural stone. The balustrade above the cornice was removed around 1800. During the restoration in 1988 a replica of the balustrade was installed.
Erected by The ANWB.
Location. 52° 22.81′ N, 4° 38.383′ E. Marker is in Haarlem, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Damstraat and Spaarne, on the left when traveling east on Damstraat. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Damstraat 29, Haarlem, North Holland 2011 HA, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teylers Fundatiehuis / The Teyler Foundation House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Former Synagogue (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hofje 'In den Groenen Tuin' / Hofje "In the Green Garden" (about 210 meters away); Simon Philip de Vries (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Vishal / "Fish Hall" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Het Pietershuis (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haarlem.
Also see . . . Waag, Haarlem (Wikipedia). "The Waag (Waegh) is a former Weigh house in Haarlem that today serves as a café catering to tourists....The building was designed by Lieven de Key around 1597 and is built with Namense steen from Namur, Belgium. It is the only building in Haarlem that was built this way, and was designed in its day as a landmark that befits an authority. The weigh house masters needed to be able to judge the correct measure of a shipload of grain that was delivered in Haarlem. Inside the large cast iron balance can still be seen. The location of the weigh house was strategically located where the Spaarne river joins the beek, a small canal that according to tradition was used to carry fresh water from the dunes to serve (Submitted on July 15, 2017.)
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