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).

For a number of cities students of the University of Groningen have written short "histories", some of which are in the Dutch language
If you chose the GIF version you will get a 640x480 image: the JPEG versions offer more detail but are rather large files and will therefor take some time to load.

Alkmaar (gif) or JPEG

Amersfoort (gif) or JPEG

Amsterdam (gif) or JPEG
For a short history of Amsterdam in Dutch click here

Arnhem (gif) or JPEG

Bergen op Zoom (gif) or JPEG

Breda (gif) or JPEG
For a short history of Breda in Dutch click here

Delft (gif) or JPEG

Deventer (gif) or JPEG

Dockum (gif)or JPEG
For a short history of Dokkum in Dutch click here

Dordrecht (gif) or JPEG

Enkhuizen (gif) or JPEG

Gorkum (gif) or JPEG

Gouda (gif) or JPEG

's Gravenhage - The Hague (gif) or JPEG

Groningen (gif) or JPEG

Haarlem (gif) or JPEG
For a short history of Haarlem in Dutch click here

Harderwijk (gif) or JPEG
For a short history of Harderwijk in Dutch click here

's Hertogenbosch (gif) or JPEG

Kampen (gif) or JPEG
For a short history of Kampen click here

Leeuwarden (gif) or JPEG

Leiden (gif) or JPEG

Maastricht (gif) or JPEG

Middelburg (gif) or JPEG

Nijmegen (gif) or JPEG

Roermond (gif) or JPEG

Rotterdam (gif) or JPEG

Schoonhoven (gif) or JPEG

Sneek (gif) or JPEG
For a short history of Sneek in Dutch click here

Utrecht (gif) or JPEG

Veere (gif) or JPEG

Venlo (gif) or JPEG

Vlissingen (gif) or JPEG

Zierikzee (gif) or JPEG

Zutphen (gif) or JPEG

Zwolle (gif) or JPEG

Scanned by George M. Welling