Typically Dutch - Bell - Jar Farms - Mint - Sheetlets
Typically Dutch - Bell - Jar Farms - Mint - Sheetlets for only GBP £5.49
This year, the Typically Dutch series focuses on house types and façades that are typical for the Netherlands. The stolpboerderij will be the subject of the issue published on 4 February. The square stolpboerderij with a pyramid-shaped roof was established in Noord-Holland in the mid-16th century. Typical for this Dutch farmhouse type is that the entire farm - people, animals and harvest - were brought together under one roof. The North Holland farmhouse has its barn doors at the back, whereas the West Frisian farmhouse has its doors at the front.The stolpboerderij is part of the Noordelijke Groep: an historical farmhouse type found in Noord-Holland, Friesland, Groningen and the Wadden Islands. The Noordelijke Groep also includes, for example, the Frisian stelpboerderij [‘stelp farmhouse’] and the kop-hals-rompboerderij [‘head-neck-body farmhouse’]. All of these farmhouses are built with a dekbalkgebint [‘bent roof beam’] and are mainly used for livestock farming. The 1742 farmhouse featured on the stamp is called Broedersbouw and is located in Zuidoostbeemster, a village in Noord-Holland. The last farmer left Broedersbouw in 2015. The farmhouse has since been converted into nine flats.