After walking around in Dorp Street we made our way to the Braak or “fallow land”. This open piece of land had many different uses over the years from fair grounds, market place and military parade.
At the one end we saw a small white building surrounded by a wall. The date on the building was 1777 and immediately we were interested. At first I thought it was a church due to the bell tower. And I guess that was the reason the bell tower was added to the building.
This was the V.O.C Kruithuis or Powder Magazine built in 1777 to store ammunition. It is the only remaining powder magazine from the days of the VOC.
It was an unexpected visit and an interesting part of our day.