Het Weeshuis

The Orphanage is a beautiful 16th-century building in the centre of Monnickendam. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was an orphanage, but it has now been converted into a charming tearoom that serves all sorts of warm drinks and hot snacks. There are also glass and wood workshops onsite where you can shop for beautiful handcrafted items.

This former orphanage is now a tea room that serves up delicious homemade apple pie, tasty sandwiches and a smorgasbord of activities...and it's all for a good cause. The Orphanage is run by the Philadelphia Foundation, an organisation that supports people with disabilities throughout the Netherlands

On a pretty day, enjoy your lunch in their garden by the water. Or pick up a boat from their canoe-rental stand and actually paddle out in the water right from their jetty. For weekday rentals, you can book in advance with Edwin de Vries (tel: 06-14280132), while on weekends, Sabine Nelissen (tel: 06-30602065) offers guided tours.

Other activities
Unique art and utensils are made in the glass workshop.
Glassware, sculptures and jewellery are made by glass fusing.
Ropes are woven and knitted using traditional techniques in the ropes. Guests can weave hammocks, skipping ropes and other rope products.
Woodwork is used to create stands for hammocks, furniture and decorative items. Everything from the range can be made to order.
Cushions, bags, aprons, scarves and many other accessories are made from a variety of cheerful fabrics.

They also have four rooms with WiFi for gatherings and events, and set package deals for bigger groups, so you can bring your friends or colleagues.

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Contact

Het Weeshuis
Weezenland 16
1141 BN MONNICKENDAM

Phone number: 0299 653 642
Website: www.weeshuismonnickendam.nl
Email: info@weeshuismonnickendam.­nl
Fax: 0299 650 228

Opening hours

Monday:
09:00 - 16:00 hrs
Tuesday:
09:00 - 16:00 hrs
Wednesday:
09:00 - 16:00 hrs
Thursday:
09:00 - 16:00 hrs
Friday:
09:00 - 16:00 hrs