Restoration of the Tsar Peter House in Zaandam, Netherlands

Restoration of the Tsar Peter House in Zaandam, Netherlands

Summa Group and PERI Foundation supported a unique project of preservation of cultural and historical heritage - the restoration of The Tsar Peter House in Zaandam, which was accomplished during the Netherlands-Russia bilateral year. 

The works included restoration of the pavilion foundation, replacement of the facade and stonework, restoration of the exposition and renewal of the climate systems. 

The Tsar Peter House in Zaandam is one of the oldest wooden houses in the Netherlands. It was built as a labourer’s cottage in 1632 using old ship wood. The Russian Tsar Peter the Great lodged in this little wooden house in 1697 when he came to learn how to build commercial ships. Blacksmith Gerrit Kist’s cottage became the lodgings of the Tsar during his time in the Zaan region.