De Oudheidkamer, Den Burg (Texel)
The vilage of Den Burg is located on the island of Texel.
During the 16 century, the village was encircled by a wall and a canal. Just a little beyond the canal was a hostel that was built in 1559.
Strangers who had not other place to sleep could be accommodated free of charge. After Den Burg grew and there was no longer any need for a hostel, the house was inhabited by various families until sixty years ago.
Acter its restoration the house became a local history museum. The museum's collection is the result of donations and loans of objects made by the people of Texel.