J. VAN DER VALK & Co - distiller recognised for a number of sealed pictorial
sealed gins, including "Stork with 3 young", "Hoopoe"
- a species of bird, and "Piet Heyn" - a Dutch naval hero.
Heyn was born in 1577 and was killed in a sea battle in 1629, after
spending most of his life at sea.
Piet Heyn's most famous exploit was capturing a number of Spanish Galleons
laden with treasure and returning the spoils to the Netherlands - his home
statue was erected in his honour and still stands near the old
Delfshaven Harbour, Rotterdam.
some interesting history about Piet Heyn, refer to the following web site
would like to thank Peter Vermeulen for supplying the 2 pictures of Piet
Heyn's statue featured on this page, one of many valuable additions Peter has
contributed to this web site.