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Open Monuments Day Delft 2019

14 September 2019 @ 10:00 - 17:00

Paardenmarkt 1 during Dutch Golden Age

Former artillery warehouse for the States of Holland and West Frisia, built in phases from 1671. The long building on Paardenmarkt is the oldest part, with two parallel gable roofs. The opposite building dates from 1746, with a slightly younger roof (1828), just as special because of its huge, pointed rafters. After a big renovation of more than five years, the largest part is used as a centre for innovative companies in the offshore and energy sector (Buccaneer) and as a restaurant (Kruydt).


12:30 – 13:00 | Poetry Girl
The music of POETRY GIRL scratches your soul; lift a veil to another world; dreamy surreal and melancholic, with a raw and abrasive edge. Marianna Geraci’s work stands in the middle of poetic, musical sketches, singer-songwriter work and experimental music.
Singer-songwriter Marianna Geraci and cellist Hella Magyar.

13:30 – 14:30 | Delft Blue BigBand 
From the heart of the “Prinsenstad” (eng. prince city – Delft’s nickname) the swinging music of the Delft Blue BigBand will arrive. The band has been a musical factor in the Delft’s jazz scene for 23 years. They make dance and easy listening music for wide audience. The BigBand’s full of passion and enthusiasm song hits will be diversified with the popular pop, soul and latin songs, but in the BigBand style. The orchestra is headed by the conductor Wim Ninaber. The band will be playing outside. In case of a rain, it will be moved inside of the complex.

14:45 – 16:15 | Delft Explosion
Joan Edwards will be telling the story of the “De Delftse Donderslag” (eng. Delft Thunderclap). Monday morning on 12 October 1654, Corners Soetens went to his warehouse to pick up an order. We can only guess what exactly happened that fatal morning. The big explosion occured that could have been heard all the way in Texel. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands were wounded, but what was the cause of this?

The story telling will be every 15 minutes.

Practical information

  • Free entrance
  • Parking at the front door (paid)

Till Saturday, 14 September!


14 September 2019
10:00 - 17:00


Buccaneer Delft


Buccaneer Delft
Paardenmarkt 1
Delft, 2611 PA Netherlands
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