History

Agnites’ Monastery

The monastery, which was founded in 1420, got around 1515 a new double chapel along the street. In 1674 it became a children’s home for city crafmanship, after which it became a barracks in 1830. During the renovations for the Central Museum in 1919, the chapel and main wing remained in existence, built on a […]

The Little Meat House

Built in 1443 as one of the city’s public slaughter houses. Before 1433 the slaughter house was located next to the current town hall. The butcher’s guild, however, was abolished because its members meddled too much in the city’s politics. Only in 1443 new slaughterhouses were opened, namely here and in the Voorstraat. The Little […]

Vechten’s Stone

Vechten’s Stone is made out of limestone, 84 cm high and has simpel decorations of trees on the flanks. The back is heavily damaged. On the left side of the front end a part of the stone is missing, causing some of the letters of the Latin text to be missed. The original limestone altar […]

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