Cordemeijer A Tasty Family

Published on 5 July 2021

A few weeks ago I received an invitation to pay a visit to the Cordemeijers at the Food Union in the Waarderpolder, the base of Cordemeijers’ business.

How it all started

It all started about eight years ago. Hans Cordemeijer had visited Italy quite often on business when he fell in love with the country and to this day his family vacations are spent in Tuscany.

Through local contacts, Hans met sausage makers. A new hobby was born. He attended workshops and finetuned his hobby at home.

Hans gradually started to sell the homemade sausages at farmers’ markets. People were enthusiastic instantly. The very first time he presented them, at a farmers’ market at Fort Penningsveer, Cordemeijer was sold out.

Hans, supported by his family, went through a period of selling at farmers’ markets. In the meantime, he took the time to finetune the process of sausage making from home.

He bought a secondhand fridge which he built into an airy cupboard.

From hobby to serious business

More and more people learned about the products Hans made. Time to expand and start a real business! Cordemeijer, A Tasty Family was born in May 2020.

The tagline ‘A Tasty Family’, exactly covers what Cordemeijer stands for. The whole family is involved. And more importantly, they all love Italian food.

Son Bob learned how to produce both dry and fresh sausages from his dad Hans. Annelies is head of testing new recipes. On Wednesdays, she supports Bob by keeping the airy cupboards clean, amongst other things.

On Saturdays daughter Maud and son Wessel assist the rest of the family at the Botermarkt.

Italian products 

Over the last few months, the product range has expanded. Along with dry and fresh sausages, the family now produces salami and ham. Also added to the product range are products made in Italy by Italian family businesses. Pecorino cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil, and different wines.

Hans en Annelies know the Italian business owners in person.

It is important to the Cordemeijers to know that the Italian producers have the same passion for what they make.

Where can we buy delicious homemade products?

Would you like a fancy meeting with the family? The Cordemeijers are at Saturdays’ market at the Botermarkt, Haarlem city center. Once a month, they have a stall at the organic market at the Kweektuin.

You can also order all products online via the webshop.

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On May 4th, people in the Netherlands pay their respect to all victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the beginning of Worl War II by a 2-minute silence throughout the whole country.

This year a commemoration with the public is possible again.

National Commemoration

Every year at 7:50 p.m., the National Commemoration will take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square.

King Alexander and Queen Maxima will walk through a veterans’ guard to lay a wreath on behalf of all citizens of The Netherlands. After this ceremony, there will be a 2-minute silence throughout the whole country.

Furthermore, public transport and road traffic will come to a standstill.



The main commemoration will start in the St. Bavo Church at the Grote Markt.

A silent march will start at the church, Riviervismarkt side, and ends at the Dreef. Here, victims of war will be commemorated by laying wreaths at the memorial of ‘Man in front of the firing squad.’

Commemorations will also take place on the Westergracht, Burgemeester Reinaldapark and Jan Gijzenbrug.

The full program can be found on this website.


Eerebegraafplaats Bloemendaal in Overveen

One of the many honorary cemeteries can be found in the Kennemer Dunes at the Zeeweg in Overveen.

This cemetery was consecrated on November 27th, 1945, by the reburial of Hannie Schaft, a famous Dutch Resistance fighter.

Three hundred seventy-two resistance fighters were re-buried at this cemetery.

Silent march to the memorial cemetery

From 6 p.m. to p.m 6:40 p.m. a memorial service will be held in the building of ‘Publieke Werken’ on the Brouwerskolkweg in Overveen
This service is open to relatives of the fallen and all who are interested.

6:40 p.m. set up of silent march right after the roundabout, corner Brouwerskolk – Zeeweg.

6:55 p.m. start of the silent march to the memorial cemetery

8 p.m. 2 minutes of silence

The silent march is a tribute to the fallen and thoughts about freedom and peace.

On May 4th, people can visit the cemetery between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. As of 7 p.m., the cemetery will be closed at 7 p.m.



Dutch flags will fly half-mast from 6 p.m. until sunset on government buildings. The same rule applies to citizens. For them, this rule is not a directive.

Broadcast on tv

NOS will broadcast the national commemoration ceremony live from 7:50 p.m. on NPO.