We have great news. From now on you can visit us in Hattem. We are located in the town center at Kruisstraat 3 in a beautiful spot right next to the market square. It is a national monument with a special history. The building dates from 1350 and is after the church oldest building in Hattem. From 1350, the Holy Spirit Hospital was located here to provide food, shelter and care to sick and poor travelers. In 1658 it was converted into a house and later a primary school with a director's house was built. From 1913 there was a bakery and a fruit and vegetable shop. The Art Nouveau storefront dates from this time.
At the end of 1999, a thorough restoration took place preserving the medieval columns and many other historical elements. Despite many adjustments, the original architectural style isstill recognizable. Recently we have decorated this monument for a new phase in history. You are welcome in our store of three floors with a cosy café and terrace outside. We are happy to offer you a casual atmosphere and good organic coffee, drinks and homemade treats.
You can visit us every Wednesday to Saturday to view the collection, and you are also welcome for personal interior design advice. Are you looking for linen curtains, do you want styling advice or are you unsure about color combinations? Book a 1:1 consult so we can help you even better with tips and inspiration. This can be done in Hattem, but also online via Zoom or by telephone.
a rich history
For those who don't know Hattem yet. Hattem is a charming old Dutch fortified town on the IJssel, just below Zwolle on the edge of the Veluwe. The historic center has many monumental buildings and cosy terraces, and has been a source of inspiration for painters for centuries. There are three museums in the centuries-old city center: the Dutch Bakery Museum, Voerman City Museum and the Anton Pieck Museum. From Hattem you can walk straight into nature. You walk alternately along the floodplains of the IJssel with meadows, dikes and fields through the forests of the Veluwe with stately beech avenues, drifting sand, heath and juniper groves.
Hanseatic city of Hattem
Hattem is one of the nine Hanseatic cities. In the 14th to 17th centuries, Zwolle, Deventer, Zutphen, Doesburg, Elburg, Harderwijk, Hasselt, Kampen and Hattem were part of the Hanseatic League, the powerful Medieval trade network that brought activity and wealth to the cities. While Amsterdam and Rotterdam were small villages in the Middle Ages, trade flourished in the east of the Netherlands. Crucial trade routes ran from the Baltic Sea to Western Europe and Italy to Norway via Cologne and the IJssel. Transport was by sea with the first cargo ships of the Middle Ages. The trade consisted mainly of: salt, fish, grains, wood, beer, wine, cloth and furs. The wealth of Hattem as a trading and fortified city can still be seen in the old city center with merchant houses. Parts of the original city wall have also been preserved, just like the fourteenth-century Dijkpoort at the beginning of our street. In 1908, the dilapidated Dijkpoort was restored, the turrets that now sit on it were designed by architect Pierre Cuypers, following the example of other city gates in the Netherlands