The ‘Jisperhuisje’


Jisperhuisje

An example of a fisherman’s cottage from Jisp, the Zaan region’s smallest village…

The ‘Jisperhuisje’ (‘Jisp cottage’) is a replica fisherman’s cottage from Jisp, the Zaan region’s smallest village. The last residents of the original cottage, before its relocation to the town canal in the Zuiderzee Museum in 1974, were Klaas and Bets Kwadijk, who lived there with their two daughters from 1963 to 1974. At the turn of the 20th century, the cottage was occupied by a fisherman who set his traps in the extensive Wormerveld and Jisperveld waters. It was subsequently occupied by the Nool brothers, who were fishmongers. The cottage in the Zaanse Schans was originally built for the Floriade in Hoofddorp. After the event had taken place, the housing association donated it to the Zaanse Schans, and it was moved there in 2004. The cottage has been used for educational purposes since 2016, and is managed by the Zaans Museum.

Jisperhuisje

The original Jisperhuisje on the bank of the city canal in the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen.

Original fisherman’s cottage
approx. 1850
Replica 2004
(formerly located at Weiver 33, Jisp)