Street Museum application for Noord-Holland

The province Noord-Holland believes that they have made cultural heritage available to the greater public with their Street Museum app. Images of times gone-by are visualised at different location in seven regions (Alkmaar and surrounding areas, Amsterdam, Den Helder, Het Gooi region, Hoorn and the Zaanstreek). Old photos, postcards and paintings of and from Noord-Holland are placed over the current situation; sounds like a type of AR! For convenience (and to avoid lengthy download times), the files can be downloaded per region. Simply aim your smartphone’s camera at a historical location to enable the app to recognise it via GPS. Following that, a snapshot from the past is revealed. By aid of Google Maps a map can be prompted to discover more old images.

The Street Museum app is available for both Apple and Android.