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Welcome

WELCOME ON THE WEBSITE OF THE ‘DUTCH FOUNDATION FOR TOBACCOHISTORY‘

On this website you can find a real treasure with information about historical and present aspects of 400 years dutch tobaccohistory. All this is put together for you by the SNT!

The text on this website is in dutch language, but we welcome everybody with questions and remarks from anywhere in the world! We know there are many tobaccohistory-fans here on the internet.

Living history
The foundation SNT was founded in February 2003 in Delft by 3 tobaccocollectors, all with different fields of interest, but with the common wish to do something, others only spoke about. The general foundations focus is to give a strong push forward to a lasting and sustainable place for ‘living’ tobacco history in our fast changing culture and society.

Where to visit interesting places, how to do research yourself...........we help you! On our website we give many information and suggestions what you can visit and see, if you like to be on the road when you stay in the Netherlands. There are enough interesting museums to visit, historical tobaccostores, old and new factorybuildings, wall-advertisings, etc, etc, on locations spread troughout the whole country. Traveldistances here are as you might know, small. Look at: 'Tips voor een dagje uit' and 'Websites en contactadressen'.

We also give you good and precise information and clues how to make your own research.

SNT general policy and goals
SNT aims to make our dutch cultural-historical heritage more accessable for anybody interested in this field, and stimulates others to do so as well. On longterm we seek to implement the following goals:

  • founding of a large tobacco-historican library,
  • founding of an online database,‘Gedeponeerde handelsnamen en -merken’,
  • assistance to expositions and public hearings,
  • doing or letting do research and issuing new publications.

Use our information- and community board
We also want to offer actual information, for instance on books and new expositions. For this we launched our information- and community-board ‘Actueel’ .

Help us with new information, we help you!
We want to stimulate the collective thought and power to bring in new information, in order to share it with eachother. For this we need you to feed us with new information. That is our intention, bring it together and make it accessable and visual, for the time we still can do this.

Foundation-membership
All this is only possible with the help and assistance of interested people like you, and the financial help by becoming a foundation member (EURO 25.- annual fee if living in the Netherlands.) or by other funding. Contact us for further questions.

Contact us!
We hope you will enjoy our rich and colourfull dutch tobacco history. Thank you for visiting our website. Our e-mail address is tabakshistorie@wanadoo.nl