Dutch City maps from Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden

These maps are scanned from a facsimile publication of the Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden from 1652. The order in which we present the maps is not the original order and some of the maps have not yet been scanned. Only the towns of the provinces Holland, and Utrecht are in the first part. The other maps come from the second part. The order of the first part is: Holland Dordrecht, Haarlem, Delft, Leiden, Amsterdam, Gouda, Rotterdam, Gorkum, Schiedam (not yet scanned - small format), Schoonhoven, Briel (nys-sf), Alkmaar, Hoorn (nys-sf), Enkhuizen, Medemblik (nys), Edam (nys-sf), Monnickendam (nys-sf), Purmerend (nys-sf), IJsselstein (nys-sf), Woerden (nys-sf), Oudewater (nys-sf), Heusden (nys), St. Geertruidenberg (twice, and a picture of the siege by Maurits of Nassau - nys), Worckum (nys), Naarden (nys-sf), Muiden (nys-sf), Weesp (nys-sf), Vianen (nys-sf), Leerdam (nys-sf), Asperen (nys-sf), Hoeckelum (nys-sf), 's Gravezande (nys-sf), Vlaardingen (nys-sf), Delfshaven (nys-sf), Goeree (nys-sf), 's Gravenhage, Schagen (nys-sf), Beverwijk (nys-sf), Clundert (nys-sf) and Katwijk aan Zee (nys-sf). Utrecht Utrecht, Amersfoort, Wijk bij Duurstede (nys-sf), and Montfoort (nys-sf). Not all maps have the same size: some maps are printed over two pages, and sometimes four maps are printed on two pages. There is also a historical description of the places in the "Toonneel der Steden". Next to the city maps are a number of picture of "Huizen" (castles), the Courts in The Hague and a curious picture of the "Zeilwagen van Prins Maurits" (sailing car of Prince Maurits).

If you chose the GIF version you will get a 640x480 image

If you chose the GIF version you will get a 640x480 image. the JPEG versions offer more detail but are rather large files.

For a number of cities students of the University of Groningen have written short "histories", some of which are in the Dutch language
A short history of Amsterdam in Dutch

A short history of Breda in Dutch

A short history of Dokkum in Dutch

A short history of Haarlem in Dutch

A short history of Harderwijk in Dutch

A short history of Kampen

A short history of Sneek in Dutch