Favorite thing: Like in every village here IJzeren has its small chapel. This open chapel is not closed by a fence or something simulair. It makes you feel save here.
The chapel is for prayers and you can light a candle in honor of Holy Mary. The neighbours are making sure there are always candles in stock.
The chapel is located at the end, or the beginning, of the Kapelweg. Next to an old well.
the technic of brick nogging
Favorite thing: In the picture you see the different stages of building a brick nogging house.
The heavy beams are the frame. An interweaving of reed, or willowbranches is placed between it. This is covered with loam.
Loam is perfect for isolation, but it is not very waterproof. So you have to finish it with a layer of paint. Traditionally white paint is used.
brick nogging farmhouses
Favorite thing: IJzeren has some old brick nogging farmhouses. The technic of brick nogging is widely spread in Limburg. The wooden beams form the frame of the building. In between is a wall made of reedmats covered with loam. The loam is then painted white and the beams darkbrown.
In the next tip you can see how this was done.