Thursday, August 11, 2011
"The Great Market in Haarlem" (1696)
Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde (1638-1698).
Haarlem's history dates back to pre-medieval times. Still a vibrant city in the Netherlands, it is the capital of the Province of North Holland. Located on the river Spaarne west of Amsterdam, Haarlem has been a major trading centre for tulips since the 1630's thus giving it the nickname 'Bloemenstad' meaning 'flower city'.
Grote Markt in 2007
This is the hometown of our ancestor Christian Bom, daughter of Cornelius & Agnes (Moij) Bom, who arrived in Philadelphia with her parents and brothers Cornelius and Abraham in 1683.