Weaver’s house


A weaver’s house from Assendelft, where the traditional craft is demonstrated on authentic looms…

The ‘Wevershuis’ (‘Weaver’s House’) at Zeilenmakerspad 8 comes originally from Assendelft, and was built between 1722 and 1730. For centuries, this distinctive double dwelling served as a home weaving workshop, with two families living there among their five looms. The weaving industry in Assendelft and Krommenie flourished thanks to the efforts of hundreds of home weavers, and the Wevershuis provides a wonderful example of this unique craft. The rich history of the Wevershuis makes it a fascinating museum in which you can find out everything you want to know about the traditional Dutch craft of sailcloth weaving.


Stadsherstel (an organization devoted to purchasing and restoring endangered buildings) rescued the house from imminent demolition in 2011, and carefully rebuilt it in the Zaanse Schans in 2015. Visitors can now take a step back in time, and learn all about home weaving. You can examine the closet bed, sit at the loom yourself, and learn all the ins and outs of this ancient craft from the home weavers wearing traditional costumes. The Wevershuis is now under the management of the Zaans Museum.


Authentic interior of the Wevershuis


The ‘Wevershuis’ at 861-863 Dorpsstraat in Assendelft

Municipal monument approx. 1730
Relocated in 2016
(formerly located at
Dorpsstraat 861-863, Assendelft)

  • Crafts | Museum

  • Zeilenmakerspad 8, 1509 BZ Zaandam

  • Entry: PAID
    Museum Card – FREE
    I Amsterdam Card – FREE
    VriendenLoterij VIP card – FREE

  • Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    * Please note, the Wevershuis may occasionally be closed…

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