Dutch term – Pakhuis

A pakhuis is a warehouse. Pakhuizen were typically owned or rented by merchants or craftsmen who stored their wares. You may come across the term in cadastral, court, or notarial records. You may also see the occupation pakhuisknecht, a hired hand who worked in a warehouse. … [Read more...]

Dutch term – Kop-hals-rompboerderij

A kop-hals-rompboerderij (literally: head-neck-torso farm) is a type of farm. The living area formed the head of the farm, where the farmer's family would have lived. A narrow corridor (the neck), sometimes with bedsteads for staff, connected the living area to the stables where the animals were housed (the torso). It is a type of farm mainly found in the northern provinces of Friesland and Groningen.   … [Read more...]