Urk Off The Beaten Path

  • Plaque at the foot of the lighthouse
    Plaque at the foot of the lighthouse
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  • Electricity in the making
    Electricity in the making
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    The windmills of the Urk-Lemmer dike

    by Pavlik_NL Written Jul 12, 2003

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    Electricity in the making

    Along the dike to Lemmer there are 50 windmills (Essent) of the windmill-park in the Nord-Oost Polder. The polderlands are very efficient to have these permanent energysources. Low land, sea is close and wind is almost 99% of the year guaranteed. All around Urk you see these enormous rotors on high poles turning around and making electricity for us, but this concentration is worth a closer look if you are intrested. One can walk along the dike towards them (around 1 1/2 kilometres) or see them from the lighthouse.

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    Plaques and memorabilia

    by Pavlik_NL Written Jul 12, 2003

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    Plaque at the foot of the lighthouse

    Everywhere in Urk one can see little things from ancient times, but only for the watching eye. Here and there years are carved in the stones of the houses and most visible is the plaque on the lighthouse telling why and by whome it was ordered to build. Try to see a few times into the houses (often possible as Dutch do not prefer closing curtains and so. It often leads to surprising views. Also, watch in the streets if you see the traditional clothing of Urk, that is quite specific. A few dozain men and women still wear it daily!

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