One of my favourite old houses in Delft always catch (my) sight with its beautiful fassade decorated with several coats of arms...De Huyterhuis, also known as Gemeenlandhuis Delftland, was built in 1505 as the luxurious home of Jan de Huyter, who became rich by selling beer. As of 1645 the in late-gotic-style built house is property of the "Hoogheemraadschap van Delftland", the decision-maker about dikes, canals and all buildings on water. This institution is taking care of the water levels in regio Delftland. Restauration had taken place two times: in 1888 and in 1931-1933.
During the Open-Monumentendag 2011 the employees were dressed up and were giving tour to all curious visitors. I found that their clothing help in going back in time and made the tour even more pleasant! Inside one may admire a huge collection of old maps from Delftland-area dating back to 1606.