village scenes

Cities usually receive more attention than villages. That does not alter the fact that the history of many a village is no less fascinating. Although many developments in villages and the extent to which expansions took place were somewhat slower than in the large cities, village views of yesteryear provide a striking picture of the villages from the earlier eras.

Large collection

At Dat Narrenschip we have an enormous collection of different village views dating from the 17th to the 19th century, which show a beautiful image of the past. The engravings of these villagescapes are in good condition and have been excellently preserved, as may be expected from a member of the Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren.


Would you like to see more of your own village or of another village? Then view the extensive collection of village views from the Dat Narrenschip catalogue. You will find these on the website, but you are also free to contact us to get information about certain products. You can reach us by sending an email to or by calling 0118-674141.

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