My postcard collection of
Leeuwarden, Fryslân



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785

The postcards are sorted by subject (water tower), six walking tours through the city, Aerials, Coat of Arms cards, Multi-view cards, Double cards, Continental cards (4"x6"), Historical and Personal (under construction).

The Water Tower (Indexed by "as seen from", WT card publishers)

"Down Memory Lane"
(The city in six walking tours)

Multi-View Cards
(Pre-1900. Groeten uit Leeuwarden & more)

Fancy Cards / Drawings / Generic Cards



OTHER CATAGORIES
Aerials. Double cards. Continental. Personal

SERIES
Dijkstra's. Huisinga. P. Spijker. Nico Poort. Others

LOCAL PUBLISHERS OF LEEUWARDER POST CARDS

MISCELLANEOUS POSTCARDS AND OTHER "STUFF"

EE and KOLLUM
A few cards from Ee and Kollum. As a youngster I spent many of my holydays in Ee with my grandparents.

SUIKERZAKJES
(Sugar bags)
As a youngster I also collected sugar bags. There was a teaspoon of sugar in each bag. These small bags measured 2x3 inches (5x8 cm), and were printed with a logo or image of the place that served tea or coffee such as a restaurant or a lunchroom in a school, club, office or factory.

Leeuwarden. Tweebaksmark hoek ou de Oosterstraat met gezicht op de gemeente school No. 1. (Willem Lodewijk School, "my" school)
Publisher: Dijkstra's boekhandel. 1905.

NOTE: Postcard titles often had mispellings or were totally wrong. This card is a good example. There are three things not right.
#1: Tweebaksmark has a missing t. The name is Tweebaksmarkt
#2: There should be no space in "ou de", it is one word with a capital, Oude.
#3: The school address is not Tweebaksmarkt but Druifstreek 72. The Tweebaksmarkt starts to the right of the school (north of the Oude Oosterstraat).

PERSONAL NOTE ABOUT THIS SCHOOL
After the City of Leeuwarden sold "City School No.1" to the Reformed Church it was renamed "Willem Lodewijk School". I started attending this school in the late 1940s.

ATT: Leeuwarders, oud-Luwwadders and postcard collectors
Please contact me if you have a postcard of the Leeuwarder water tower that is not listed on this site. I will pay good money for any water tower postcard that can be added to my collection.
Constructive comments, in English, Dutch or Leeuwarders, about this site are always appreciated.