1812: At home with Keetje Hodshon
On April 28, 2012 you are cordially invited to dine in the beautiful Neoclassical Rooms of the Hodshon House along the river Spaarne in Haarlem. After dinner you can join a dance evening in the Neo-Gothic Aula. If you cannot dance, do not worry as the steps will be taught on the spot. You can also drink a cup of tea and find entertainment in the various rooms. We request the pleasure of your company, well dressed in the style of 1812.
The Hodshon House was built in 1794 in command of the 22 year old (Cornelia Catharina) 'Keetje' Hodshon. This took place in the middle of the Batavian Revolution. Keetje came from a Mennonite family in England, becoming rich through trade in linen. She was orphaned at a young age and inherited a large amount of money. This allowed Keetje to build this ‘City Palace’ opposite the Teylermuseum and overlooking the Spaarne and the Bavo Church.
Located on the Bel-etage are various state rooms. These include the finest Neoclassical interiors of our country, representing all major European interior styles from that time; the Etruscan Room, the Red Room or Library and the Blue Room or Music Salon.
Hodshon House in Haarlem (directions + parking, see below)
Ball: 20:00 till 23:30
Dinner and ball: € 97,- (Dinner includes served drinks)
Drinks during the ball:€ 1,- (sparkling water and juice) € 2,- (wine/beer)
Ball only: € 65,-
Apply via: email@example.com. Your name on the guest list is ensured after we receive the entrance fee on the following bank account: 103772111. Email us for details for foreigners. Places are limited, so full = full.
For everybody who wants to expend his or her 1812 adventure, you are welcomed by Jan Heidemanin's Barbersaloon in the afternoon and walk in Promenade to the Hosdhon House. Or come to a free dance session just before dinner.
When you are still in doubt whether you want to come or not, this may convince you to apply
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