Rolde Travel Guide

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  • Jacobskerk, Rolde
    Jacobskerk, Rolde
    by ATLC

Rolde Things to Do

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    by ATLC Updated Aug 13, 2010

    This church is over 800 years old and before that, at lest 3 wooden church have stood here. The present gothic building was built in the 15th century.
    At the moment (2010) the organ (built in 1820) is being restored so now it's quite empty with all the pipes out!
    In the choir of the church there is an old tombstone of a knight from the 12th century. During excavations a shell was found by what was probably an altar dedicated to Saint James. In one of the windows this shell is depicted also. Probably a pelgrim from this area brought it back on his pelgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. That's where the church got its name.

    You can visit the church free of charge but I've forgotten to take note when. However, in summer season it seems to be just about every day until 17 hrs. Regular concerts are organised here as well.

    There is more information about the church (and its exterior) in Dutch at the link below.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

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  • Hotel Erkelens

    Grollo�«rstraat 1, , Rolde, Drenthe 9451 KA

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    Good for: Couples

Rolde Shopping

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    by ATLC Updated Aug 12, 2010

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    I enjoy going to this little cheese shop in the center of Rolde. It looks very quaint and inviting.
    I browse the shelves and usually buy a bit of blue goat's cheese.

    Have a look at the website. Although it is in Dutch, I think by the many pictures you can get the drift of this small business doing a great job at making their organic products.

    Opening hours:
    Mon-Wedn-Thur: 13-18 hrs
    Tue: 10-18 hrs
    Fri: 9-20 hrs
    Sat: 9-16 hrs

    What to buy: A tiny cheese called 'Drentse Aa' (that's the region) at 5.95 euro a piece (about 500 gram I think). Fresh dairy products and some vegs and grocery items, all organic.

    Next time I must try their fresh buttermilk that is made in a rare traditional way which makes the buttermilk very mild tasting.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Eco-Tourism

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