On this page a number of articles can be found concerning the previous activities of the heritage park.
Start of boat building
April 6, 2004
Shipwright Lars Kossen started the construction of a traditional wooden fishing boat named after a so called 'Staverse Jol' which was used in the 19th century for fishing anchovy. After completion the boat will be used as a yacht.
Exhibition about the traditional farms of North-Holland
September 15, 2003
Typical North-Holland farms, (Stolpboerderijen), built in the 18th and 19th century, were the main subjects of this exhibition. Hundreds of people paid a visit to the exhibition, which was organised during the 'Open Museum Days'.
VOC yacht 'Duyfken' visited the heritage park
June 10, 2002
On June 8th and 9th, an Australian built, replica Duyfken anchored on the Alkmaar and Uitgeest Lake. The Duyfken sailed from Australia to the Netherlands as commemoration of the fact that the VOC was founded 400 years earlier. On the same days the first sections of the heritage park were opened.
Cycling and walking route opened
May 17, 2002
On the 15th of May the walking and cycling route around the Alkmaar and Uitgeest Lake was officially opened. This route, initiated by the Industrial Heritage Park 'De Hoop' Foundation and sponsored by provincial, tourist and commercial organisation leads through interesting landscapes and across beautiful villages and hamlets of cultural and social importance.