Farm de Barmhartige Samaritaan - Blokker
The Barmhartige Samaritaan in Blokker is a typical West Frisian farmhouse and built in 1659. In the Golden Age many such farms were built in the polder, such as in the Beemster, Purmer and Schermer.
It is called a bell farm because the roof has the shape of a pyramid. Do you see that piece of roof without a reed on it? Below this is the location of the fireplace and the living area of the farm. The decorated stepped gable at the front is inspired by the residential houses in the city. The Hoornse merchant who had the farm built as an investment, occasionally used the room with a large fireplace and box bed as an office.
Above the front door you can discover why this farm has the name ‘Barmhartige Samaritaan’ you will find a plaque of the biblical story of the same name. Get off your bike here to admire this national monument.