Welcome to 't Walvisvaarders Huisje

De Blauwe KamerWe are travelling back to the 18th century. Klaas Jacobsz Daalder, who went on sea voyages since he was 10, bought this house in 1729 and lived here with his wife and children. Klaas had just been promoted from sailor to commanding officer in the whaling business. Thanks to the prosperous haul in whale catching, he left his footprint, just as later residents of this house, in the form of a magnificent interior. For about 60 years this house was shelter to whale catchers. But there were many more people living in this house and there still are today. For the last 50 years the house has served as a weekend and holiday house.

Since the time that Klaas Jacobsz Daalder lived in this house, the interior has changed very little, except for a few innovations. It seems as if time has been standing still. The current residents also sleep in the box-beds, just like Klaas did 300 years ago. You can discover many items from the 18th and 19th century. They were borrowed from local museums such as the Oudheidkamer in Den Burg and Kaap Skil in Oudeschild, but also from the Museum of Natural History in Rotterdam and from the Vonk family from De Koog.

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