30 Amazing Photos of Bergen, North Holland in the 1910s

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Bergen is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Its North Sea beaches make it a popular destination for tourists.

Bergen, North Holland in the 1910s
Since about 1900, Bergen has been the home of many painters, writers and architects. Some of the work of this “Bergen School” is on exhibit at Museum Kranenburgh. The neighbourhood of Park Meerwijk, constructed in 1915, is made up entirely of villas in Amsterdam School style. There are regular art fairs in Bergen, as well as an annual music festival (the Holland Music Sessions in August) and arts festival (the Kunsttiendaagse in October).
North of the town of Bergen are the Schoorlse Duinen, a nature area with the highest and widest dunes of the Netherlands, which reach about 59m (195 ft) above sea level, and are more than 5 km (3.1 mi) wide in some places. Other points of interest in the municipality include the aquarium in the seaside village of Bergen aan Zee, the Auto Union Museum in Bergen with a collection of classic cars, and the historical museums Het Sterkenhuis (Bergen) and Museum van Egmond (Egmond aan Zee).
These amazing photos from Archief Alkmaar Commons were taken by photographer A.J. Bonda that show street scenes of Bergen and surroundings in the 1910s.
Bergen ruin church, circa 1914

Cyclists and walkers at café-lodging “Duinzicht” on the Herenweg, 1914

Dairy factory ”Wilhelmina”, 1914

Elzenlaan 2-4. View of “House Russenduin”. The country house with stable building and driver’s house, built in 1916-1917 for August Janssen, 1914

Karel de Grotelaan seen in a westerly direction, 1914

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