Bulb sheds, schaftketen and reed shards are never far away in his work, in which he lovingly lives and portrays the history of the Dune and Bulb Region. Herman van Amsterdam (73) receives the first Teylinger History Prize for his entire oeuvre.
The former journalist of, among others, the Leidsch Dagblad and General Newspaper devotes a significant part of his free time to honoring his native region. He has about 65 publications to his credit about the war years in the villages of the Dune and Bulb Region, but also its recent history. events between the bulb fields and central working.
In the late 1990s, Van Amsterdam was also the initiator of Panoroma Tulipland, the ultimate ode to his beloved bulb fields. The result was a panoramic painting of no less than 252 square meters, made by the Voorhout painter Leo van den Ende.
The three cultural-historical associations in the municipality decided jointly this year to celebrate the Teylinger History Prize in life. They take turns determining the winner. The Oud Sassenheim Foundation was allowed to start and, according to chairman Alfred Pop, not long to think about the ideal candidate. ,,Herman van Amsterdam more than meets the qualifications.”
The Sassenheimer will receive the oeuvre prize on 17 November in the Julian Church in the Sassenheim, during a presentation by Frans van der Wiel about the Menneweg, the second previous road in Sassenheim. That meeting starts at 8 p.m.