You knew I couldn’t resist finding out more about these houses. The Bruntskameren (Brunt Rooms) in the Bruntenhof date back to 1621. One source said they were part of a hospice, but Wikipedia says they were built by attorney Frederick Brunt as free homes for poor widows. There’s a garden area behind the houses, which includes a statue of modern Dutch writer C.C.S. Crone. The decorative doorway that I mentioned is a bit of baroque frill.
As always, I love seeing old buildings still being used, and it’s wonderful getting to discover these little nuggets of history.