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The Mill “De Gekroonde Poelenburg” (The Crowned Poelenburg)

The Mill “De Gekroonde Poelenburg” (The Crowned Poelenburg) The mill “De Gekroonde Poelenburg” (The Crowned Poelenburg) is a paltrok-mill (wood-saw-mill which can be turned to the wind on rollers over a brick-wall in one piece) build in 1869. It was located at “het Oostzijderveld” in Zaandam till 1963. The mill is a remarkable appearance. Not only because of it’s form but also because of the fact that it is almost completely tarred...

Mill De Huisman (The Homemaker)

Mill De Huisman (The Homemaker) Mill “De Huisman” is probably built in 1786 as sniff-mill. Later on “De Huisman” was more over fit up for the manufacturing of mustard. It is an octagonal bovenkruier (windmill of which only the cap is movable) with scaffolding, but with a wingspread of only 11,40 meters. It is a little mill, which yet makes, there on top of the roof of the storage “De Haan” (The Cock), a...

Zaan Area Wind Mills - The Zaanse Mills

Het jonge Schaap: Zaan Area Wind Mills - The Zaanse Mills Mills, The Zaan-area became world-famous because of them. Because over centuries wind-mills supplied the (clean) energy for one of the first real industrial areas of the world. With that they formed the foundation of the prosperity of this area. With the constantly advancing technology they stepped over to other power source and the mills disappeared more and more from the...

Zaan-Region Mill Cycle Tour: The Zaanse Mill tour

Zaan-Region Mill Cycle Tour: The  Zaanse Mill tour This tour is about 54 km long and brings you by all the mills in the Zaan-region. You will also pass the Zaanse Schans (where you can pay a visit to the beautiful Zaans Museum, which has been awarded the European Honorable Mention. Here you can find almost everything about the origination of the Zaan-region.), the beautiful nature and recreation areas. In this tour there are...

Zaan-region Bicycle tour

Zaan-region Bicycle tour Zaan-region Bicycle tour which go through the beautiful Zaanse landscape. These tours are made with care and checked. You will enjoy the tours and would like to hear/read about your experiences and remarks. Also for problems/indistinctness, can be changed things immediately. This cycling-tour (+/- 34,4 km) brings you by the most beautiful places of this municipality. Have fun...

Alkmaar cheese festival

Alkmaar cheese festival Alkmaar cheese market is held in front of the Weigh-House in the Waagplein. During cheese festival you will see cheese porters carry the cheese on cradle-like racks with dressed in white and wear hats in the colour of their guild. The square is almost completely covered with large round cheeses (Edam and Gouda cheese). With a morning tour of the city included on your arrival,...

Alkmaar Cheese Market, Museums and Windmill

Alkmaar Cheese Market, Museums and Windmill In Alkmaar you'll witness the traditional weighing of cheeses. The world famous Cheese Market is held from April 7th to September 8th 2000 on Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Alkmaar is located in North Holland province, is one nice city which offers a taste of core Dutch traditions and culture. After tulips and windmills, cheese is the next thing that comes to mind when...

Shopping In Frisian Eleven Cities

Shopping In Frisian Eleven Cities Shopping in the eleven towns can also lead to a true journey of discovery. You will find lovely shops in all eleven towns specializing in fashion, hobbies, antiques, old trades/crafts, interior design, etc. Your base for this lovely arrangement is the attractive town of Bolsward. Sneek is built around a waterway (in old documents called the Magna Fossa) The waterway to the...

Frisian Eleven Cities Horse (and Carriage) Arrangement

Frisian Eleven Cities Horse (and Carriage) Arrangement A special arrangement has been put together for those who love horses. Whether you wish to travel as a rider or driver, the possibility is available. The arrangement includes, among other things, feed for your trusty companion and good stabling possibilities nearby your own Bed & Brochje accommodations. With this arrangement, you decide when, where and how you wish to...

Frisian Eleven Cities Family Tour (Woudaap route) With Kids

Woudaap route (specially for children): A boat trip becomes a family trip Plenty of fun things for children to do make this boat trip a voyage of discovery for all the family. Head for dry land at Terherne, Langweer, Woudsend, Heeg, IJlst and Sneek, and you’ll be amazed. When sailing from Sneek over the Sneekermeer lake, you’ll find Terherne, the village where Hielke and...

Frisian Eleven Cities Tour By Foot or Walking and Hiking

Frisian Eleven Cities Tour By Foot or Walking and Hikin The loveliest sites in Fryslân, unreachable by car, are best discovered on foot. Gorgeous scenic areas, tranquil country roads, villages where time seems to have stood still… Put on your best walking shoes and spend eight days wandering through the eleven Frisian towns. You needn't worry about your luggage, as this will be transported for you from one hotel to the other. The...

Different Ways To Travel Around Frisian Eleven Cities

[title-raw] Eleven City Tour by Bike/ Bicycle Frisian Eleven Cities Tour By Foot / Walking and Hiking Eleven City Tour by boat Frisian Eleven Cities Tour By Footbike (Autoped) Frisian Eleven Cities For Family with kids Experience the culinary side of the Frisian Eleven Cities with Culinary specialists delicious food Culinary specialists are ready to prepare you the most scrumptious meals...

Frisian Eleven Cities Tour By Footbike (Autoped)

Nederlandse Autoped Federatie (NAF) - Dutch Footbike Federation An autoped is the most coolest, hip, prehistoric thing there is on this planet! Simply said it is a scooter without engine, also called footbike. You can use the autoped as a daily means of transport...to go to work or school. It's a very cool, modern replacement of the bike and it can be much easier to handle in street life. You can jump off very quickly.....and riding an...

Eleven City Tour by Bike

Friesian - Bicycling Arrangement The eleven city bicycle tour is well over 230 kilometers long. It takes the participants through all eleven cities in Friesland. In addition, riders also cycle through many small towns, such as Winsum and Workum. The event is organized annually on Whit Monday. The participants depart from and finish in Bolsward. The first riders leave as early as 5 a.m. All riders have to be...

Eleven City Tour by boat

Eleven City Tour by boat Hiring a boat The cost of hiring in the Netherlands is roughly similar to the UK if you compare boats of the same passenger capacity and in the same season. Additional costs you may experience are fuel (€80), mooring fees (€7l), bridge tolls (€22), plus the cost of getting there. Many Frisians speak their own language plus Dutch, German and English so few problems arise....
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