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DEPARTMENT STORE VROOM & DREESMANN HAARLEM
J.TH.A.M. KUIJT WZN., 1929-1934, Grote Houtstraat 70, Haarlem
Warenhuis Vroom & Dreesmann Haarlem / Department Store Vroom & Dreesmann Haarlem ( J.Th.A.M. Kuijt Wzn. )
© 2006 Jan Derwig

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Jan Kuijt Wzn.

BUILDING TYPE:
Shops

This department store is conspicuously sited within the urban fabric, leaving just enough space for a historically valuable chemist's shop. The massive building is enlivened with bands of colour and rounded corners. Its windows, an unusual element in a department store, have since been blocked in; the light-giving tower, on the other hand, was recently restored. The style is reworked Amsterdam School by a local architect in a traditional practice.