Wageningen and the surrounding region played a fairly important role in World War 2. A battlefield at nearby Grebbeberg in the early days of the war (May 1940), though only slowing down the German advance on the Netherlands briefly, its role beome more important towards the final days.Nearby Arnhem and the villages in between played an important...more
What is a Dutch town without a windmill. This one, "De Vlijt", is still working and opens on thursdays to saturdays, offering a selection of homegrinded flour, yeast and also some herbs, all organic by the way.The mill and shop our run by local volunteers, often enough students who can get their "millers-degree" on the spot.More to come...more
Doing a student tour of town is not only interesting for those who study here. Some of the university and institute buildings have interesting archtecture, and there are some special parks which were created for study and research reasons, like the "Arboretum", the "tree park".more
Wageningen still kept quite some monumental parts of it's old citywalls. Also the canals are still there in some places. This area has now-a-days found a lovely new purpose as being a kind of circular park. Bringing green, peaceful and calm environment it's a must to walk around the town's centre in combination with a visit to the shops and...more
In the town's centre it still stands, though heavely damaged in the last days of the worldwar. Here the allied commanders met with the Nazi-commanders, together with our beloved Prins bernard (then the husband of Princess Juliana, who became queen later, representing the state of The Netherlands. On the 5th of May 1945 the last still occupied...more
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Like in many other places in The Netherlands, Wageningen has created a cosy environment on it's old market. Many cafes, bars and restaurants have here terraces and they are filled with young and old people that chat, drink and watch people. A Dutch tradition that reaches it's highest point in studenttowns. Well, in that case Wageningen terraces are of course very good filled with students from the agricultural university.
Wageningen shares it's railway station with Ede (it's called Ede-Wageningen obviously). Upon my first arrival I was a little bit confused on how to travel from there, so I'd guess it would be good to place some information on that. From Ede-W. there are 2 lines going: the 86 and the 83. The 83 goes through Bennekom and 86 goes "directly" to...more
Here's the place to be on the fifth of May. The concerts in Wageningen have "world"famous (within The Netherlands that is - (-: ) artists attending and masses come to listen. Their also the "helicopter-act" that one band has the dubious honour of experiencing. The start in Wageningen to then immediately fly to the next town for a concert there....more
Wageningen has - besides "liberation-town" of The Netherlands also a name in world standard. In Agricultural education everyweher in the world one knows about the Agricultural University of Wageningen (LUW = Landbouw Universiteit Wageningen). Not only the University itself, but all related institutes are settled in and around the town, making it a...more
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... the truth behind the dykes, as was the name of an event in the 70s or 80s (?). Anyway, the typical Dutch riverscape is not so natural, though behind the dykes you will find many corners which are "renaturated", given back to nature. After the farmers had created a living on these corners near the river, in recent years the old vegatation...more
Not many tourists, especially foreign ones will visit Wageningen. quietely laying on the river Rhine it has no mayor attractions and stands in the shade off towns like Arnhem and Utrecht, as well as natural favourits like the national parc "De Hoge Veluwe". However ... if you ever are in The Netherlands on the 5th of May ... Wageningen is the place...more
If the frost is strong enough for about a week, which has become rare in recent years, many Dutch will take to the canals, small lakes or (deliberately) flooded fields for their favourite winter sports: skating. The brave even take to the deeper waters, which still have open patches, like this one, next to the Rhine river. So you better take care, if you can't swim...
Equipment: skates, though sometimes a sleigh, some simple boards and a chair (to sit on and to "stabalize" the beginner) can be of help...
Maybe because of the Agricultural University, but Wageningen always has kept a very natural, green character. On one hand it's lovely fields on the river Rhine's side, one the other hand the green hills that the towns Northern borders contains off. The highest point is the "Wageningse Berg", where also the same named football-stadion is at (Soccer...more