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On this page articles about recent activities and developments on and around the Industrial Heritage Park 'De Hoop' are published.

Dutch boats will participate in Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Uitgeest, December 15, 2006
A special event took place on the Beverwijk Container Terminal. Under the supervision and with aid of employees of Schavemaker Transport Ltd a container was loaded with four small boats. These small, typical Dutch, boats will be transported to the other side of the world, to be precise to Hobart on Tasmania, to take part in the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The boats, a 100 years old Friesian yacht, a 40 years old tjotter, a replica of a 17th century Dutch boat, built by the Industrial Heritage Park Foundation 'De Hoop', and a `music boat' go on invitation of the organisation of the festival, which is organised from 9 up to 12 February 2007 in Hobart.

The replica of the 17th century Dutch boat ready to be stowed in the container

After 300 years a replica of a chaloup is is launched
Uitgeest, July 24, 2006
After a building period of 5 months, which started in January this year, the reconstruction of the 17th century boat was launched. Hundreds of people, a.o. the commissioners, maritime experts, press and volunteers witnessed the official launch by alderman Mr. Sely of Uitgeest, and the naming of the ship by the children of the commissioners with IJ-beer. After the launch, which was done with the help of a modern crane, the maiden sailing trip was made. In the meantime plans are under development to build more of these boats.

The small boat on her maiden trip, having the VOC flag in top

After 300 years a chaloup (sloop) will be reconstructed
Uitgeest, January 23, 2006
Within the scope of the Industrial Heritage Park 'De Hoop' a link has been made between the invention of the wind powered sawmill by Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uitgeest and the industrial development of the Zaan region. This industrial development was mainly focused on building of wooden, seagoing, sailing ships. Today there are several replicas of big historical ships in the Netherlands. Until now the smaller boats were forgotten. Based on archeological studies, literature, old drawings and paintings, the expert Gerald de Weerdt, made a new working plan. This plan will be used to make a reconstruction of a sloop, in the past named 'chaloup'. These small sloops were carried on the decks of the big merchant- and warships and used as a tender between the big ships and the shore or between the ships themselves. They were also used as lifeboats. Because of the small draught, only 20 centimetres, the sloop could be used almost everywhere. The sloop could even be landed on the beach. As far as possible the reconstruction will be executed using old techniques. Oars and a simple sail will be part of the outfit. The length will be 16 feet and the width about 5.5 feet. This boat will represent a small, but important part of the Dutch maritime heritage. The reconstruction has been made possible by some local entrepreneurs and will be executed by Lars Kossen, shipwright, with the help of some volunteers. It is the idea to build more boats. These will be built by youngsters who will learn the basic skills of boatbuilding. "Learning by doing"!.

An artist impression of the 'chaloup' which will be reconstructed

Members of 'Keep them Rolling' Society are invading with their 2nd worldwar cars the heritage park
Uitgeest, September 4, 2005
The Keep them Rolling Society tries to be a rolling museum of all kinds of 2nd worldwar vehicles. The vehicles are collected, repaired or completely renovated. From time members are meeting each other and often these meetings are combined with visits to interesting sites. This sunny afternoon they were with 25 cars and some 75 crewmebers on the heritage park. Moving heritage was meeting a static heritage.

Keep them rolling
A perfectly renovated Jeep was one of the visiting vehicles

SIEDH recieves a subsidy of the province of Noord-Holland
Uitgeest, August 31, 2005
Recently the province of Noord-Holland decided to subsidise some smaller projects of the heritage park foundation. The subsidy of ??? 48.070 will be used to make the heritage park more atractive for visitors. The heritage park will put the same amount of money in the projects. Planned are the erection of a small traditional shipyard, various types of signings and information desks. This subsidy brings the heritage park another step towards the final realisation

Wooden sailing ship launched
Uitgeest, July 20, 2005
More than a year ago shipwright Lars Kossen started to build a wooden ship based on the design of a small fishing boat used in the Netherlands more than 100 years ago. He used some old techniques in building this boat. No nails, screws or bolts were used for the hull. Today the ship, although no completely ready, was launched. It will be finished in due course and will be used by her owner as a traditional sailing yacht.

The boat on transport to the harbour where she will be launched

Schiphol Foundation grants Industrial Heritage Park Foundation 'De Hoop' with a gift of ??? 3000
Uitgeest July 11, 2005
The Schiphol Foundation is an organisation which is supporting all kinds of non-commercial activities of clubs, societies and foundations which are located in the neighbourhood of the main Dutch airport 'Schiphol' near Amsterdam. The activities which are supported are covering a wide range of social, cultural and sports activities. The Industrial Heritage Park Foundation received a cheque of ??? 3000. This money will be used to finance educational means, in order to inform visitors of the park in a proper way about the heritage Cornelis Corneliszoon left to the Netherlands.

Mr Anton Temme (r), boardmember of the Schiphol Foundation handed the cheque to Klaas Boer (m) and Bart Romijn (l), resp. member of the sponsorteam and president of the SIEDH

The Industrial Park Foundation 'De Hoop' has objected to the decision of the suburb Westerpark
Uitgeest, May 21, 2005

After studying the motivation of the suburb Westerpark not to grant the demand of the Saw Mill Foundation 'De Otter' to move the saw mill to Uitgeest, the Industrial Park Foundation 'De Hoop', being claimant has decided to object to the decision. The main argument used in the motivation is the fact that despite the erection of a 55 meter high apartment house in the neighbourhood of the saw mill, next to the already existing building will not harm the functioning of the saw mill. Advises of important institutions are set aside.

de otterbuys
Encircled by high buildings 'De Otter'will be doomed to become a ruin

The Industrial Heritage Park Foundation 'De Hoop' has, based on information from reknown experts, the opinion that the arguments used by the suburb are not valid. Also Saw Mill Foundation 'De Otter' and the Vereniging De Hollandsche Molen (The Dutch Windmill Society) objected to the decision.
de otter u-meer
This can be the future of 'De Otter'. Enough space and plenty of wind.

Suburb 'Westerpark' of Amsterdam refuses license for moving saw mill 'De Otter'

Uitgeest, April 27,2005 De Otter

The executive committee of the suburb Westerpark, part of Amsterdam, has decided not to grant the request of the Saw Mill Foundation 'De Otter' to move the saw mill to the Industrial Heritage Park in Uitgeest.
Despite the advices of experienced authorities and organisations the executive committee is thinking to have sufficient arguments to keep
the saw mill in Amsterdam. The board of the Saw Mill Foundation 'De Otter' and the board of the Industrial Heritage Park Foundation 'De Hoop' are disappointed about the decision and deliberate upon the way to challenge the decision of the borough of Westerpark.

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