The House with the Canonball - Alkmaar +
Appelsteeg 2, Alkmaar, Netherlands
The House with the Canonball - Alkmaar + Reviews
Nov 19, 2007
The name from the house (the house with the canonball) is because of the Spanish siege. In 1573 the family from Jan Arendsz stayed, despite the canonball, unharmed when a Spanish canonball shattered.
The house was build just before the siege and is made of 3/4 stone and 1/4 wood. Because of that, the family stayed unharmed.
Nowadays, you can still see the canonball, which reminds of the battle against Spain.
The Dutch won the battle thanks to water. By opening the sluices, the landscape around Alkmaar flew over, so the Spanish weren't able to walk/move anymore. They returned and that was the start of the Victory!
When you're in Alkmaar, you can do some very nice hiking tours. TIP!
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