On Thursday July 17, filmshots will be made, on the Antiquemarket and Bookmarket on the Lange Voorhout in The Hague, by the Dutch broadcast company Omroep MAX and television production company Endemol.
Omroep MAX will broadcast, later this year, an episode of their successful programme MAX Monumentaal. The Dutch actor Huub Stapel always presents the program.
The item of interest for this episode is a 17th century building in Maassluis, the Gemeenlandshuis.
The Gemeenlandshuis of Delfland on the Hoogstraat in the city Maassluis is a monumental and striking building. It dates from 1626, and has recently been fully restored, but lacks a few details. That’s where MAX Monumentaal comes in.
The very sympathetic Dutch expert on applied art, Prof. Dr. Titus Eliëns, will take MAX and the viewers on a tour on the Lange Voorhout, looking for authentic 17th and 18th century Dutch objects,
such as Witjes – white tiles, or Delft tiles, decorated with blue, showing playing children, chandeliers, glass, textiles, prints and books.
Specialized standholders are Christian Korenhof, Willem Timmermans and Vasso Hadziantoniou. Their love and knowledge for authentic items of the period mentioned, are beyond doubt. They might not have their top-items on stand each marketday, but you can always ask if they have anything of your interest available.
Willem Timmermans has also a shop:
D’ Ouwe Donderbus, at Kalsdonksestraat 141 in Roozendaal,
open on appointment,
and a website: www.douwedonderbus.nl
Near the market there is also a 17th century building, because on the Lange Voorhout no.6 in The Hague, around the corner of the market, you can find the Pageshuis.
This Dutch renaissance house was built between 1618 and 1628, and is one of the few remaining houses with a stepped gable or step-roofe in this part of the city. It takes it’s name from the time the building was a boarding school for pages or squires. Page means squire. Pages' House originally was built as the home of an armorer, but was used from 1748 for the accommodation of Prince William IV's pages.