Stadsbierhuis De Waag , AD 1478

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Stadsbierhuis de Waag AD 1478


The Waag is the oldest public house in the Netherlands. For this reason, the Waag therefore listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

Doesburg is a "three countries" city, located on the borders of the Achterhoek, Veluwe and Liemers. The city is situated on the river IJssel and Oude IJssel and manifests itself also as a city on the water. Doesburg is widely known by its restored downtown . The medieval street pattern is still completely intact. Already in 1237 it acquired city rights, 60 years earlier than Amsterdam.

Doesburg has since several centuries Commerce. This is due to the fact that in 1447 she joined the Hanseatic League. This covenant was to protect the city against the many robberies that took place.

Traders had to pay tax on the incoming goods to the city Doesburg. At that time this was done on the basis of the weight. Hence, the need arose for a place where the goods could be weighed. In 1478, De Waag van Doesburg then was put into operation.

The tenant of De Waag also had a monopoly on the sale of foreign beers in town. Certainly at that time - we are talking about the 15th century - beer was the popular drink , because water contained to many germs.

Thus De Waag arose as a combination of venture building and city beerhouse. Workers were given a portion of their wages paid in beer, merchants have closed contracts and their students sang drinking songs while enjoying a jug of beer.

The Waag in this way become the central meeting place of Doesburg. This is actually never really changed during the centuries. During the last five centuries, the building only a welcoming destination had an inn, pub and restaurant.

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Comments (18)

asanloj on December 18, 2012

Majestic building..LIKE. Best wishes. Antonio

hugodillen@telenet.b… on December 18, 2012

Knappe foto van De Waag, K@rin ! Héél Mooi samengesteld met het straatje erachter en de kerktoren even verder nog in beeld. Komt me erg bekend voor, fijn om nog es terug te zien. Groetjes uit Vlaanderen, Hugo.

Dušan Railfan on December 18, 2012


Oleg Timofeev on December 19, 2012

Wonderful architecture! Like & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Chris10 © on December 19, 2012

Hey K@rin. FF buurten hier bij de Waag, ook al zitten we niet op het terras ;)

Had je jezelf ook ontdekt hier op de kerstwenskaart van Beth? Ik zag dat je er een berichtje had gedaan. Ik heb je minimaal 2 keer gezien. Ontzettend leuk idee hè, ze doet dat a meerdere jaren.

Groetjes, Christien.

Farkas István on December 19, 2012

Beautiful building and shot. LIKE. Best regards,István.

K@rin on December 19, 2012

Hello antonio yes majestic and very old ! thanks for the like

hallo Hugo dank je wel voor je mooie compliment , achteraf nog spijt dat ik er niet binnen ben geweest , wellicht een andere keer zo heel ver is het voor mij niet om naar toe te rijden ! :)

Hello Dusan thanks for the like 2

Hello Oleg thanks for the wonderful and like, is indeed and also well preserved,

Hi Christien te koud nu voor een terrasje pikken :), ik had de kaart van Beth al gezien , vorig jaar ook .. :) prachtig ja , ik ken het programma maar is me een beetje te veel werk om het ook te maken , alhoewel het maken valt wel mee .. maar om alle foto;s te verzamelen ..

hello István thanks for the beautiful compliment and like

best wishes to you all


Rosalyn Hilborne on December 19, 2012

Very interesting Karin. Like :-D

~Marlene~ on December 20, 2012

It has definitely stood the test of time, Karin... thanks for the info & great shot! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

Guizel J.c on December 20, 2012

Beautiful picture and building



K@rin on December 20, 2012

Stathis , Rosa , Marlene , JC

thanks for the kind compliments with like

best wishes to you all

sergio Delmonico on December 21, 2012

Ciao Karin

░M░E░R░R░Y░ ░C░H░R░I░S░T░M░A░S░ L!

Hugs warm from Brasil!


Hubs56_JE SUiS CHARL… on December 22, 2012

let's have a beer together K@rin in the beautiful old house

greetings, Hubs

Juan Emilio on December 23, 2012

Like, greetings

udo56 on December 29, 2012

Hello Karin!

Amazing architecture of a fabulous house with such history > of beer! Brilliant perspective and sharpness!

Wonderful photo...even of tradition and history! Like 12 + YS

Best greetings from China-Germany, Udo

senmax on January 9, 2013

Very nice photo. Like.

K@rin on January 15, 2013

hello Sergio thanks for the lovely wishes and like

best wishes to you

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