Thursday Doors – Doors with a history


Doors with a history

My eleventh entry to Norms Thursday Doors. The (back) door of a former Fransican nunnery. Founded in 1849 in a ‘Patricierswoning’, I couldn’t find a translation but see it as the Trump Tower of 1800 (ahumm). The building is used for many purposes since. In the early seventhies it was a Jazz Club and when Jazz was dead (not for me) it transformed itself in a Rock Club. Bands like the Golden Earring (Radar love) and Herman Brood and his wild Romance gave concerts.

But Holland being Holland, sex, drugs and Rock-and-Roll (in a former Nunnery ..) was even here not a good combination with law obeying citizines. The obvious and very Dutch solution was to open a clubhouse. Not. Fighting, drunks all over the place and again Sex, drugs and Rock-and-Roll. Oh yes, somewhere between nunnery and clubhouse it has been a school.

But the worst has yet to come: they are going to build apartments in this building.¬† For eldery people who in the seventies danced till they dropped …

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. The building must have good bones to survive all the changes!


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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Ooh I like that one. It needs a fresh paint job but I would guess that the black and white is a tip of the hat to the old nunnery.

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  3. klara says:

    haha, funny summary. great shot.

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