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Where is it? Wednesday

I love that my friend Patty T. was on another continent, touring her husband’s “ancestral home,” when she heard that this is the largest building in the world covered in delft tile. She thought of me and this blog, and took this photo for our enjoyment!  She’s just SWELL!

So today is an ultra-obscure “Where is it? Wednesday!” Anyone know where this building is located? And perhaps, the name of it?

If YOU have a photo of a BIG attraction – anywhere in the world – that you would like to contribute for “Where is it? Wednesday,” please contact me at Traci [at] GoBIGorGoHomeBlog [dot] com. I ♥ shared photos!

ANSWER: This building is called the Stadshaard. It’s located in Enschede, the Netherlands, and serves as a gateway building for the district of Roombeek.  And — get this – it’s a power station! Amazingly attractive for a public utility building. More information and photos — with detailed looks at the tiles — can be found here.


  1. Fiona said,
    March 23, 2011 @ 6:21 am

    I am completely stumped! I can’t even begin to think what to google, it looks lovely though.

  2. Mike said,
    March 23, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Venturing a guess……I would say Delft, in the Netherlands. Shame on them if they allowed the largest Delft-covered building to be contructed somewhere else.

    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 23, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

      Right country! We’ve posted an update with an answer!

  3. pktessler said,
    March 23, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Thanks for posting! It *is* obscure! LOL

  4. Christina said,
    March 23, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    I have an app that let’s me take a pic of this and surf the web by pic… but I won’t cheat.

    • Traci Suppa said,
      March 23, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

      That’s so cool! That sounds like the Shazaam app which tells you what song is playing. Anyway, we’ve posted an update with an answer!

  5. Jennifer Nolan said,
    March 23, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    I’m going with the Netherlands too!

  6. March 25, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Wow thats a power station? I wish power stations looked like that where i am. Cool building and photo.

  7. tiffany said,
    April 12, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    love the big paint can!! and really love that your daughter asked about getting out to take a picture (O: too cute… she will have the best pictures and memories of anyone as she grows older!