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Hofje in den Groenen Tuin
Haarlem, Centrum

  • winkelen haarlem hofje in den groenen tuin
  • winkelen haarlem hofje in den groenen tuin
    Assortment
    “In the green garden”. The name distracts from the name of one of the benefactors of this little green courtyard. Josine van Groeneven. Fen means “marsh, meadow, garden” The name is outside the court yard on a stone tablet, and there is much more to see than what Josina van Groeneven shows. It is shown on the stone that a moat encircles the courtyard with a swan on the foreground. The swan is more or less the main figure on the stone , which aims at the fact that Josina has the right to the ownership of the swans before “ het Spaarne en de Liede”. Namely the “Zwanendrift” This right was give to her as a present from the city of Haarlem in 2 June 1608.Because of this present from the city of Haarlem it is likely that is the origin of the courtyards name, “the green garden” and not “Catharinas Hofje’ as suggested in Ad van der Veldes’ text.