This late Gothic house was built around 1505. Behind the beautiful façade is the head office of the Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland.
Jan de Huyter was the first owner of the building and was Schout of Delft and Bailiff of Delftland. In other words, a senior official with an administrative function. In 1645 the house was bought by the Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland. The building houses a large collection of old maps of Delftland. Another fact. During the city fire of 1536, the facade of the Gemeenlandshuis remained upright. Fortunately, because the beautifully decorated façade is a picture to see.
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