Februari 19, 2011
Rutger Callenbach ( sent the information below:

Printing house Callenbach retains its royal title.

Nijkerk – The Royal Printing House C.C. Callenbach in Nijkerk has been allowed to retain the
title ‘royal’ for the next 25 years. This has been decided by Queen Beatrix.

The printing house has had the designation ‘royal’ since 1950. Every 25 years a company is once
again reviewed by the Queen to determine whether it meets the requirements belonging to the title.
Along with Bijvank Schoenmode, a purveyor to the royal household, Printing House Callenbach is
the only enterprise in Nijkerk with a royal title. 

The designation ‘royal’ is only granted to associations or enterprises that have been in existence for
at least 100 years and then only on the occasion of the special anniversary. A strict assessment takes
place before the title is granted. Along with its economic situation, the enterprise or association’s
history is also taken into account.


March 12, 2010
Hanneke de Zwaan-van Beest (, member of the editorial staff of our family magazine ‘The Prophet of the Veluwe’,
drew attention to the website of the ‘Foundation The Flevowand’ in Biddinghuizen where they are busy with embroidering
a 60 meters long tapestry, representing the history of the former area of the Zuiderzee.
Hanneke is the secretary of this foundation and is also involved in making design drawings for the tapestry.
For more information go to:  (English version under construction)