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Heineken’s headquarters, built in Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands back in 1975 from the ground would not support any evidence of this rumour. However now, with the help of the technology supplied by Google
Maps we get to see this cleverly designed building from a different angle.

Freddy first entered the company in June 1941 when it was not owned by the family anymore but slowly bought back shares until he was a major share holder and the company was once more controlled by the Heineken family. By the time of his resignation as chairman of the board in 1989 he had transformed Heineken from a well known Dutch beer in to a world known brand and one of the biggest breweries to have ever existed.

He is more famously know for being kidnapped, along with his driver in 1983 and released when a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid. The kidnappers were later caught and all served lengthy prison sentences for their crimes, this story was transformed to the big screen in 2011 when Freddy was played by Rutger Hauer, ironic as Rutger used to be the face of Guinness. Freddy remained a powerful force behind the company until his death in 2002, Charlene Heineken, his daughter inheriting his vast fortune.
Freddy Heineken, the powerful business man, the visionary, the kidnap victim but was he a Freemason. we will let you decide.

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