This is the story of the remarkable farmhouse behind you, taken from an article by Marianne Schaap on the website ‘Het Lint Assendelft’ (The Assendelft Ribbon).
During the Christmas holidays of 1969 Peter Louman and Marianne Schaap, both every inch an Amsterdammer, moved to Assendelft. Since they had visited in San Francisco, they were under the influence of the Flower Power movement. Before long their house came to be known as the “House with the Purple Windows”. Friends soon found their way there from Amsterdam and Zaandam and came to enjoy the pleasures of the countryside.
Adjacent to their house was a derilict farm where caravans were in winter storage. After long deliberations, Marianne and Peter and some of their friends decided to buy the place to start a living community. The farm house proved to be beyond repair and had to be replaced by the present one.