Looking up at the restored former VOC (Dutch East India Company) warehouse in the area known as Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market), built in the early 17th century (around 1625). This former cheese warehouse has many windows with red shutters, and beams with hooks near the roofline. Goods were hoisted through the windows using ropes in the beams. The windows also provided air flow to keep the cheese at the right temperature. The emblem on top of the building is a lion wearing a golden crown holding a sword and seven arrows, from the Netherlands coat of arms.
Netherlands, September 2015
Cheese Warehouse was featured in the Holland group collection.
December 22nd, 2015
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