Maybe you’re due to arrive at the Zaanse Schans, where old Dutch and local “Zaanse” traditions are kept alive. Traditions which go back to the Dutch Golden Age. Here, time seems to stand still. Windmills, wooden houses, canvas weavers, a coopery; everything is old yet feels alive. In this place, on the river, a wealthy […]
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Since 1976, the Dutch Clock and Watch Museum in Zaandam has tried hard to show the most complete and interesting rendition possible of the history of time measurement in the Netherlands. Up to 2012, the Netherlands boasted two clock and watch museums: the Dutch Clock and Watch Museum and another museum in Schoonhoven. In 2013, […]
Everyone knows that windmills were perfectioned at the end of the 17th century by the Zaanse windmill builders. Less well-known is the fact that these resourceful craftsmen were at the beginning of a completely new type of clock which, for a century, was to be as successful as the windmill. The Zaanse clock. This special […]
“Going Dutch” is a Dutch-English symposium about the invention of the pendulum clock. This symposium will be held on December 3rdnext, from 10: 00 to 17: 00 in Teylers Museum in Haarlem. In the symposium the spectacular discovery of one of the world’s oldest extant pendulum clock movements will be made public. This clock can […]
An exhibition about electrical time measurement in the Netherlands, from May 1 until November 1, 2015 in the Dutch Clock and Watch Museum in Zaandam. From the 19th century the pace of life changed increasingly rapidly. Unprecedented of transportation and communication networks evolved. Time became a universally shared commodity through the time network. Ultimately the […]