Category: Ark of Noah / Johan Huibers

Dutchman builds modern Noah’s Ark

Dutchman Johan Huibers is building a working replica of Noah’s Ark as a testament to his Christian faith. The 47-year-old from Schagen, 45km (30 miles) north of Amsterdam, plans to set sail in September through the interior waters of the Netherlands. Johan’s Ark is a fifth of the size of Noah’s and will carry farmyard animals. Mr Huibers, who plans to open the vessel as a religious monument and zoo, hopes the project will renew interest in Christianity in the Netherlands. Although Mr Huibers has tried to remain true to the ark described in the Bible, Johan’s Ark is constructed

Pious Dutch businessman builds Noah’s Ark

A deeply pious Dutch businessman is well on his way to completing a faithful reconstruction of Noah’s Ark in scaled down form on the basis of biblical texts, the Volkskrant newspaper reported on Thursday. Johan Huibers (47) plans to take his 70m vessel on a tour of the Dutch waterways once it is complete, hoping to set out in spring next year. Huibers, from Schagen in the province of North Holland, north of Amsterdam, conceived the idea 13 years ago. He embarked on the project with his son Roy (17) a couple of months ago after taking out a loan