Bronkhorst, smallest town of The Netherlands?
Bronkhorst is said to be the smallest town in the Netherlands. Don't know if that is true, but it is small alright. There are some nice restaurants and some very old farmer style houses to see. It all looks very cute and is sure worth seeing if you are around in the area.
The nice village of Brummen is only 30 minutes walking form Bronkhorst. Also other nice villages are close to Bronkhorst.
These kind of signs -looking like arms showing you the way- are to be seen in every small town around Bronkhorst. I would like to have one in my garden: 'kitchen over there', 'pond over here' :-)
The smallest town in the Netherlands
Bronkhorst is officially the smallest town in the Netherlands. It is a cute, fully intact, historical town with lovely old buildings and cobble-stone streets. In my personal view, there are too many galleries and arts shops selling stuff that is sold everywhere else. I would have liked the place to be more authentic. But anyway, the streets and houses are beautiful!
More in my TRAVELOGUE.
The IJssel Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in the Netherlands. Best explored by bike!
The High House has been the residence of the Lords of Bronkhorst after their castle was destroyed
BRONKHORST THE LITTLE TOWN FROM HOLLAND
BRONKHORST HAVE RIGHT AND PRIVILEGES OF A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION SINCE 1482 AND HAVE 155 RESIDENTS....
BRONKHORST HAVE NICE OLD HOUSES..
"Bronkhorst and Dickens Museum"
On a winter day in February 2001 we visited the small town of Bronkhorst.
By far the most impressive house in the entire town, Het Hoge Huys ...
The Dickens Museum. I'm currently studying English, I want to be a translator of English and Dutch ; so I take a keen interest in English culture, including such famous writers as Charles Dickens (author of A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist etc... )
That's the main reason we came to this town ... By the way, small as this place may look, it is an official town with its own town rights dating back to the Middle Ages!
The museum houses a strange collection of gadgets, second-hand books (beware: the owner of the Museum keeps the best copies to himself and sells only the damaged ones!) and little collector's items. It's a bit of an old curiosity shop, really... not a lot of important objects. They do own a walking-stick, though, that once belonged to Charles Dickens himself!
We had lunch in a restaurant nearby, called Het Wapen van Bronkhorst (The Bronkhorst Arms) and afterwards we made a short walk to the river IJssel.