Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands
Hofje ‘In den Groenen Tuin’ / Hofje “In the Green Garden”
Catrijn Jansdochter Amen.
Boven achtergang in de Lange Veerstraat
is een gevelsteen to zien.
He hoofdgebouw werd in 1885 gebouwd
nadat aldaar het laatste gotische huis in
Haarlem, de hof van Holland, gesloopt was.
Founded in 1616 from the estate of Catrijn Jansdochter Amen. Above the rear entrance on Lange Veerstraat one can see a 'Gevelsteen' (i.e., a decorative plaque, usually in relief). The main building was built in 1885 on the site after the last Gothic house in Haarlem, the Court of Holland, was demolished. Limited access.
Erected by The ANWB.
Location. 52° 22.809′ N, 4° 38.19′ E. Marker is in Haarlem, North Holland. Marker is on Warmoesstraat just north of Anegang, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Warmoesstraat 23, Haarlem, North Holland 2011 HN, Netherlands.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vishal / "Fish Hall" (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Huis Van Schagen / The Van Schagen Building Hoofdwacht / Civic Guard Headquarters (about 150 meters away); May 8 1945 / 8 Mei 1945 (about 180 meters away); Teylers Fundatiehuis / The Teyler Foundation House (about 180 meters away); Het Pietershuis (about 180 meters away); De Waag / The Weigh House (about 210 meters away); Site of Former Synagogue (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haarlem.
Regarding Hofje 'In den Groenen Tuin' / Hofje "In the Green Garden". The literal meaning of the Dutch word "hofje" in English, "small garden" is inadequate to convey its functional meaning. A hofje is a social institution, usually funded and operated by a foundation, that provides housing (with a small garden) for those in lesser circumstances, i.e. the aged, single mothers, or widows.
Also see . . . Hofje In den Groenen Tuin (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 6, 2018.)
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