Trou moet Blycken
Trou Moet Blycken is a historical chamber of rhetoric over 500 years old and currently a gentlemen's club on the Grote Houtstraat in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Though the society probably goes back earlier in time, the earliest document from the archives shows that it definitely was established by 1503, so this has been historically used as the year of birth, most recently for the 500 year anniversary in 2003.<ref name=Web>Website of Trou Moet Blycken</ref> This was not the only chamber of rhetoric in Haarlem; The Haarlem painters Job Adriaenszoon Berckheyde and Salomon de Bray were members of the chamber called 'De Wijngaardranken'.
The front of the building is decorated with pelicans, symbolizing the "Blazoen" of the chamber itself, a pelican feeding its young.<ref name=Rijks>Rijksmonument report</ref>
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The seat of the society from 1609 until 1880. The pelican gable stone in the middle shows the blazoen of the club.
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Built for the society from 1876-1880, the society couldn't afford it and moved to the present location instead.
- Huis met de trappen -herdenkingsbord 500jaar Trouw moet Blycken.jpg
A commemorative plaque from 2003 shows the old-fashioned names for the club's board members; Emperor, Prince, Fiscaal, Flag bearer, Vinders and a Factor
- Rederijker blazoen Haarlem De Pelikaan - Trou Moet Blycken.jpg
Blazoen of Trou Moet Blycken painted by Frans Pietersz de Grebber
- Huis met de trappen -Pieter Biesboer onder de Blazoen geschilderd door Jan Nagel - Trouw moet Blycken.jpg
Pieter Biesboer and the Blazoen of Trou Moet Blycken painted by Jan Naghel.
- Website Trou Moet Blycken