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Meeting Douwe Egberts girls

7 October 2016 10:00 - 17:00

Are you one of the Douwe Egberts girls? And did you used to take the staff bus to the factory? Then we cordially invite you to a special 'meeting' in Museum Joure, intended for the DE-girls and everyone who has worked with them. You can sign up for this at Museum Joure, info@museumsTea bag machine Constanta IMG_2776mjoure.com or 0513-412283 (registration by phone is only possible on Tuesdays to Fridays).

In the fifties, sixties and seventies the Douwe Egberts factory in Joure grew like cabbage. New machines were introduced, which resulted in a much higher production. All those machine-made tea bags, coffee and shag had to be packed. For that work, Douwe Egberts often hired young women: the 'Douwe Egberts girls'. They came from the surrounding area and were taken to work by Douwe Egberts buses. Later on, men also went to work on buses. A special piece of history, with all kinds of stories about it, but never properly recorded. Museum Joure wants to make a start with this meeting.

Meeting: meet each other and tell stories about the past

Museum Joure calls on all girls and men who used to go by bus to Douwe Egberts and everyone who worked with them (e.g. drivers, 'normal' employees of that time, etc.) to come to the meeting. There is every opportunity to catch up with each other and reminisce about the past. So it will be a pleasant reunion! Museum Joure would like to collect more information about this time and asks visitors to bring along old photographs about this time. During this meeting Museum Joure also records stories of 'Douwe Egberts girls'.

Participants can also visit Museum Joure and admire the large Douwe Egberts collection there. Of course the entrance is free of charge for them and for any accompanying person. There is coffee, tea and something tasty. It is also possible to have lunch, for which a contribution of € 10,- per person is charged.

If the interest in the meeting is very high, it may be necessary to work with different starting times. You will be informed about this.

Douwe Egberts weekend as part of NEW!

The meeting of the DE-girls and a theme weekend about Douwe Egberts on 8 and 9 October is part of the project. NEW! 200 years of innovation and craftsmanship. In the exhibition of the same name you can see how the Jouster business community has renewed itself over the past centuries. This certainly applies to Douwe Egberts. The story of the Douwe Egberts girls is a beautiful episode in the development of business.


7 October 2016
10:00 - 17:00


Museum Joure
Geelgietersstraat 1-11
Joure, 8501 CA Nederland
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