Like every year I have been looking forward to this event for quite some time, the Heritage Open Days. From the moment I got back from my summer vacation I have been searching the net for the new brochure and today I was finally able to download it!
Browsing the brochure for the upcoming ‘Open Monumentendagen’ event, I noticed that some of the monuments I visited in previous years are no longer on the list while ‘new’ monuments have been added.
The most important one missing is ‘t Huys Cronenburch (1907), at Wijnstraat 134. It was part of the program last year, but only with a limited number of guided tours. I was one of the lucky people who got to see the inside. Another missing monument is Gallery Schaeffer (1916), at Groenmarkt 78-80. The interior isn’t particularly spectacular, but it is still a shame that you can’t see it. However, while you are there, you must see the outside; the building has an exquisite stone facade.
New on the list are Warehouse In Vino Veritas, designed in 1899 by my favourite architect C.J.J. Tenenti, and Atelier Gerhard Lentink, which is located in a 1906 Catholic Boys school. Not sure whether I will be able to find Art Nouveau details in these monuments, but as they are of the right period, I’ll give it a try.
Not new on the list of the Heritage Open Days, but new on my list is Huys Roodenburch at Wijnstraat 153. This monument actually dates back to the Middle Ages, yet it was altered time and again. In 1920 Carel Tenenti redesigned the office and I am curious whether he left us more traces of his Art Nouveau legacy.
The following list contains the monuments that are relevant on our ‘Journey into getting to know Art Nouveau’. For your convenience, I have hyperlinked the ones that I have previously written about.
|12||In Vino Veritas||Binnen Walevest 157||1899, Architect C.J.J. Tenenti|
|15||Huys Roodenburch||Wijnstraat 153||1920 renovation by Architect C.J.J. Tenenti|
|16||Boumanhuis GGZ||Kuipershaven 40||1903, Architect C.J.J. Tenenti|
|22||Atelier Gerhard Lentink||Wijnstraat 119||1906, Architect unknown|
|26||SBK Dordrecht||Voorstraat 180||1902, Architect C.J.J. Tenenti|
|37||Distillery Rutte & Zn.||Vriesestraat 130||Shop front 1903-1905, Architect unknown|
|39||Spaar Bank||Johan de Wittstraat 2||1912, Art Nouveau Elements|
|45||St. Antonius Kerk||Burg. de Raadtsingel 45||Art Nouveau altar by August van Os|
|48||Remonstrantse Kerk||Cornelis de Wittstraat 28||1901, Architect H.A. Reus|
(* Numbers are corresponding with the numbers in the guidebook)
The event, which is actually a national event, takes place on 13 & 14 September 2014. Most of the monuments are otherwise closed for public, therefore this event is a unique opportunity to see some spectacular heritage sites. I hope my list will help you prepare and enjoy the 2014 Heritage Open Days in Dordrecht!