Factory industries in the Netherlands in 1875

I came across this lovely map in the collection of the National Archives of the Netherlands, which shows the main types of factories in 1875.

Map of the most important factories. Credits: J. Kuyper, 1875, collection Nationaal Archief) (4.EKR call no. 77)

Translation of the legend:
Katoen – Cotton
Wolle – Wool
Vlas en hennep – Flax and hemp
Tapijten – Carpets
Leder – Leather
Papier – Paper
Meekrap – Madder
Steenbakkerijen – Brick factories
Houtzaagmolens – Wood saw mills
Kalkbranderijen – Lime kilns
Scheepsbouw – Ship building
Metalen – Metalworking
Suiker – Sugar
Jenever – Gin
Diverse – Miscellaneous.

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Mary Kilby says

    I love finding different maps like this one showing different facts regarding life in the Netherlands.
    Thank you so much!

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