Mijn son Gijs and daughter in law Mayke Zandstra want to give a second life to this historical farm.
The Enne Jans Heerd is a monumental farm on top of the very old terp of Maarhuizen with an old cemetery in its front garden. It is owned by the Dutch company for nature management Staatsbosbeheer. Gijs and Mayke are living at the farm with their young children. They intend to organize activities for visitors to experience culture and nature at that location. The book contains centuries-old and new stories on the farm, its inhabitants, the cemetery, the terp and the hamlet.
The book is illustratred with splendid photos by Harry Cock and two drone photos by Mark Schuurman. The cover is based on a painting of the farm from 1962 by Johan Dijkstra, one of the Dutch 'De Ploeg' painters. Theo Spek, professor of landscape history provided a foreword. Designer Maartje ter Veen (Studio MARCHA!) made a real piece of art of this book.
'De Enne Jans Heerd op Maarhuizen' (100 pages in colour, 135×215 mm, € 20,50, ISBN: 9789402191714) published by Brave New Books.
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