1585 – 1863
A long, long, long time ago… The history of De Blauwe Parade goes a long way back. All the way to the year of 1585, when maltster Jan Thymansz started his malt house ‘De Hooischuur’. His wife Weyntgen Elberts continued the company after he passed away and she even started brewing beer. This was such a success, that on the 18th of June 1592, she could afford herself a parcel at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, with a house and barn on it. It this barn she established brewery ‘De Hooiberg’.