You don't really warm to Lith, the village doesn't yield its charm easily to the casual visitor. Maybe the lack of sun didn't help either.Yet this is the setting of one of the most famous Dutch books, 'Dorp aan de Rivier (Village on the river) by Anton Coolen.I can imagine that there's plenty to see if you take a leisurely stroll with one of the...more
This church was built in 1953 after the previous Roman-style church was destroyed by a V1 on 14-1-1945 (the end of the Second World War). This is the province Noord-Brabant where catholicism is bigger than protestantism. Although the opposite is often more the case, in this province and in this little village, the protestant church is smaller than...more
When coming from the north, you take a tiny ferry (6 cars max, I think) to the village Lith. In 2005 a one-way ride with a car costs 1 euro 55. It takes no more than 5 minutes to get across!
Antoon Coolen wrote the book Dorp aan de Rivier (Village on the river) in 1934.A strongminded village doctor called Van Taeke (who really existed) does his work in his excellent though peculiar way. You read about mrs. Van Erpen having a baby, the suicide of a miller and the macabre wake at his body where Pale Pie does a lugubre oath. He is later...more
At the time of building (1930s) this whole project cost 300.000 en 530.000 euro. Recently a second barrage was added which cost 50 million euro!The barrage dam was built after the high water in 1926. The architect of the Flevopolder, engineer C.W. Lely, had made a plan to let the water of the river Maas flow in such a way that floods would be of...more
Tourist information can be found (in Dutch) at this website. There is also a possibility to order brochures and a map online.
There's also a tourist information point on Marktplein in Lith, if you visit there.