The shipyard has been completely renovated, but it not lost the historical splendour. The beautiful building shows how the sea has shaped dutch culture. The shipyard de Hoop also offers an information centre for visitors, but this is closed during the winter months. There you will find a permanent exhibition where you can learn all about the history of de Hoop.
History of the shipyard on island Workum
In 1694 the shipyard de Hoop was founded by Juntien Reinders. It all began with the construction of cofferdams, which were robust ships until Napoleon banned shipping. Over the years, a barn, a slipway and others were built in addition to the shipyard. 1892 Ulbe Zwolsman took over the shipyard and started building fishing vessels. Due to the neglect of its successor, the shipyard suffered over the decades. But this was the rescue of the shipyard, because in 1974 everything was completely restored.
About the shipyard de Hoop
The shipyard was expanded in 2009. The area opposite the slope was built to the Blazerhaven and now serves as a museum harbour. Until then, this area only had a few dilapidated sheds. Restoration, maintenance, production of masts, swords and claddings are carried out at the shipyard. For the Workumer Fishing Days the area is used for a maritime market.