Museum In t Houten Huis

The museum offers a very varied collection about the history of De Rijp and the Schermereiland. Museum In 't Houten Huis offers an overview of the rich history of Schermereiland and its seafaring residents. The poor peaty soil drove them into the water. They were Sontvaarders, herring fishermen and whalers. At home, shipowners, merchants, rope makers, coopers and other craftsmen earned their living from shipping. As an introduction to what you will see in the museum, you will see two short films in the audiovisual room. A film is about the development of Schermer Island from the Middle Ages to the present. The second film is about the fight against the water and about the polder. Jan Adriaansz Leeghwater (born in De Rijp in 1575) plays an important role in this. The museum has a lot to offer. For example, the themes of herring fishing, whaling and sea shipping are highlighted on the basis of old nautical charts, journals, prints, ship parts, models of herring tubes, whale bones and whale objects. A kayak from Greenland brought by Rijper whalers is a top piece from the collection. Small audiovisual presentations can be seen about this kayak, sea shipping, and herring fishing.

Useful to know

  • Pets: Pets not permitted



Museum In t Houten Huis
Tuingracht 13

Phone number: 0299 671 286
Email: info@houtenhuis.­nl

Opening hours

Weekly , starting from 16-10-2019 , until 21-04-2020 on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
13:00 - 16:00 hrs