The Grote Kerk
When you enter the small picturesque village of Schermerhorn you can't help noticing the impressive Grote Kerk (Big Church) at the end of main street. The village largely profited from trading in the 17th century due to the herring and whale-fishing
industry (trades the islanders excelled in).The area was known then as the schermer Isle. The weather vane in the shape of a whaling ship on top of the roof and the many scale-models of ships in the church still remind us of former financial glory. The
many houses of captains and ship-owners that once decorated this townlet have all been lost in the great village fire of 1699. Only the church build in 1634 was saved. The low-gothic interior of the church is adorned with a magnificently painted wooden roof and features a number of windows given by various Dutch cities that belong to the top ten of Unesco's Dutch stain-glassed windows.
The intimate ambiance, the beautifully lit interior with the splendid windows, the chandeliers with their many candles and the great location in the Schermer make this church a unique location for a party, dinner, wedding, reading or some other special event to a maximum of 350 people. The church offers great possibilities for a smaller group as well.
Noord-Holland Catering always looks forward to provide the catering of your event in this lovely church.
Windmill the Breek,
Sometimes you get the feeling that you've discovered something special. That's how we felt when we first met Jochem en Anna Frederiks at visitors-centre the Breek (windmill the Breek).
Situated along the koggen route
and the Zuiderzeedijk between Edam and Hoorn this is the mill that nature lovers who appreciate peace and quiet as well as space love best. The mill stands in the middle of the polder, the lowest one in Noord-Holland; and the the second lowest spot in The Netherlands.
As the mill is standing next to the Zuiderzee dike, this is one eminent place where you can see how the Dutch fought with the water and literally pulled themselves out of the swamps.
Beside these pieces of historic information, there are various bike and hiking routes available giving you an opportunity to relax, exercise and explore the landscape.
The cozy intimate location of visitors-centre the Breek can be rented for various events, like meetings, parties, seminars, luncheons, and dinners, however the mill is also a great wedding location, from the actual wedding ceremony till the entire wedding feast.
There is space within the mill itself for a maximum of 50 people.
On the other hand`, the terrain around the visitors centre and the mill is extensive; a tent supporting 250 people could easily be placed there. Space spread over the entire area can accommodate up to 500 people.
considers itself lucky to be able to provide catering at this beautiful location.
Serah Artisan Zaandam
The building now known as Serah Artisan
was originally build in 1820 to house the free masonry lodge
"Anna Paulowna". Where previously had stood the Inn's "De Eendracht" and the
"Alkmaarsch Veerhuysch," arose a for that time very large and stately building.
The building was renovated in 1856 to enable concerts to be held on the second floor.
Times do change and in 1876, the premises were sold to two builders who started the then famous Cafe Suisse there. During the period that industrialization hit the area the Zaandam local council bought the place in 1918 and had it converted
into a bank.
In the early 50 ties,
the government turned it into council offices. In 1987 the premises were declared a local monument, 14 years later, in 2001 it became a national monument.
The present owner is
Yvonne Kelatow, she gave the building a new face and a new name “SERAH ARTISAN.”
The name SERAH contains the words serahkan, ser, sera, Que sera sera, which in the Malay language mean 'leave to, surrender to....' Artisan Art is considered a passion.
Serah Artisan is a wonderful location in the centre of Zaandam to host your party,
dinner, wedding, meeting or presentation.
can provide catering for about 200 people in this marvelous building in Zaandam.
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historical ships, leaving Amsterdam by boat
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