Pre World War III Holland
Pre World War III view – 3 weeks ago, Tuesday 25th February – at Grote Marktstraat – literally Large Market Street – from the ground floor corner cafe of the Bijenkorf (literally Beehive) department store in the city center of The Hague. The next day, Wednesday Feb. 26th, the first corona patient was hospitalised in a dutch hospital, in Tilburg. The Bijenkorf chain of bricks-and-mortar stores is shutdown as of today, March 18, because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions.
The Bijenkorf was a jewish enterprise started in the late 1800s in Amsterdam; and the The Hague department store was started 25 March 1926 just 4 years after the Grote Marktstraat – literally Large Market Street – was built. In 1980 the last family member left the company. The Hague, Feb 25, 2020 view from the Bijenkorf department store. Film : 20200318 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com