Tweeling Huisjes

The Tweeling Huisjes (literally, `twin houses') are two houses located in historic Edam. The houses offer an excellent example of twin gables and are unique in that they share one internal wooden framework.

The beams cross right through the dividing wall; being made possible by the limited width of the houses. This was an early example of semi-detached houses! At this time it was the building materials, rather than the labour, that were expensive

Intertwined for centuries
In addition to other features that link the two houses, a wooden beam crosses through the wall that divides them. At the time of their construction in the 17th century, houses like these were built next to one another in order to save on costs and expensive materials.

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Tweeling Huisjes
Doelland 35
1135 AH EDAM