Aalsmeer Local Customs

  • The Aalsmeer way of weather predictions
    The Aalsmeer way of weather predictions
    by Pavlik_NL
  • Art in various forms and colours
    Art in various forms and colours
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  • As written on a plaque at the manucipality hall
    As written on a plaque at the...
    by Pavlik_NL

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    The typical Dutch fishermen's style houses

    by Pavlik_NL Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Green wooden facade with white ornaments

    Also in Aalsmeer one can find perfect examples of the green facades of the fishermen's style that originates from the area around Zaandam, Marken and Volendam. This style spread all around the "IJsselmeer" (IJssel-lake) and is remarkably enough also found in these neighborhoods, though fishery never was an important professional group here. The houses are however a welcome change in the wide scala of styles that Aalsmeer has.

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    A poem about Aalsmeer surroundings

    by Pavlik_NL Written Apr 12, 2004

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    As written on a plaque at the manucipality hall

    Sinds ze gescheiden is,
    het water en het land,
    Leeft het hier hand in hand
    in een verbintenis
    van eeuwenlang innigheid
    en mildheid en gemis
    en hoop en strijd
    het water neemt en geeft
    en trouw van mensenhand
    bezegelt dit verband
    wat men aan liefde heeft
    is met dit land gemoeid
    omdat het waarlijk leeft
    wanneer het bloeit
    midden in Holland slaat
    dit hart van licht en glas
    een bloem die in het gras
    voor God te glanzen staat
    en zendt te kust te keur
    rondom haar overdaad
    aan kleur en geur.

    translated
    Since they are split
    the water and the land
    They live hand in hand
    in a unity
    of centuries of deep emotions
    tenderness and missing
    hope and fight
    water takes and gives
    and a loyal human hand
    determines this unity
    and the love one has
    is connected to this soil
    because it truely lives
    when it blossoms
    in the midst of Holland
    this heart of light and glass
    a flower in the grass
    shining in front of God
    and sending whenever it needs
    around and around it's many
    lovely colours and smells.

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    Just some fun about the weather report

    by Pavlik_NL Written Apr 12, 2004

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    The Aalsmeer way of weather predictions

    The holy stone of Aalsmeer
    Weather predictions since 1887 (and remodeled in 2001)
    A stone on a rope tells you everything:
    1. if stone is wet, it rains
    2. if stone is dry, it's nice weather
    3. if stone feels warm, it's sunny
    4. if stone is white, there's snow
    5. if stone moves, there wind
    6. if stone is invisible, there's fog
    7. if stone has dropped to the floor, there has been an earthquake.

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    Aalsmeer seems to have something with art

    by Pavlik_NL Written Apr 12, 2004

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    Art in various forms and colours

    It amazes me to see that Aalsmeer has around a five art galeries and several exposition spaces to show and sell the people art. Some artists live in Aalsmeer and obviously it's vicinity gives a lot of positive inspiration to many. The town has indeed a love for art and the fact that some of the wealthier Dutch people live here helps in selling it, of course.

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