While on holidays in "Wateren", we promised the kids to go swimming. Outdoor pools were already closed for the season and the indoor swimming pool in Diever was gone and had become a cityhall. Slowly swimmingpools are disappearing because there is no money to keep them open. We looked up the nearest swimmingpool, and that turned out to be in...more
I saw at least 3 church towers in Steenwijk. And this little one. Obviously, Steenwijk has had protestants of all sorts! That will have defined society there a lot in early days. All those people belonging to different churches...In any case, this church is called Admonition. It was funny because I was reading the sign on the gate, and thought that...more
We didn't have the opportunity to visit the museum itself but in the court yard we already spotted a lovely merry-go-round.Open Tues-Fri 12:00-17:00 hrsMay-Sept also Saturday 13-17 hrs July-Aug also Monday 13-17 hrs.Groups and parties all year round, on appointment.Entrance: € 2 per adult, € 1 per childmore
The beautiful iron-cast gate of Villa Rams Woerthe merits an extra tip, I think. It was the first thing I saw when walking up to it. I didn't even know that the villa was behind it, let alone that it was a Unesco Heritage site.The villa itself served as the town hall from 1919 to 1992.more
This was just an amazing find! Quiet little town Steenwijk harbours a Unesco heritage site. And what site it is... Jugendstil, one of my very favourite art-styles. All those luscious curves. Simply beautiful.The design is by the Amsterdam architects A.L. van Gendt & Sons. They also designed the Concertgebouw (concert hall) in Amsterdam. It was a...more
De Rechter (The Judge) is a nice restaurant where we dropped ourselves with relief. After all that sightseeing, lunch seemed to be moved further and further back into the afternoon. And it was warm and we were thirsty.Must say the service was very efficient and friendly. A typical Dutch lunch is an uitsmijter... consisting of slices of bread,...more
A very friendly restaurant where the waitress takes time to have a little chat. My friend had her birthday and they suprised us by offering a sweet little dessert of ice cream and pudding. I very much liked the breaded japaleno peppers with a cheese filling. Nice and spicy! Then I had the spicy spare ribs with a jacket potato. The chicken fajita...more
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One of the main shopping streets is the Oosterstraat, just off the Markt (central square). I liked the discount shop where you can buy everything and nothing for just a very few euros. Like shampoos, toys, and household stuff. Lovely browsing! There is rarely an item over 10 euro.more
A few years ago I was invited to a private wine-tasting party at someone's house. They had asked the people from Eleveld to organise the tasting. I must say, that of all the wine-tastings I ever had, this one was the very best. The wines were from different continents, they had accompanying little bites like special cheeses that went together very...more
You'll often see these signs in The Netherlands, indicating pedestrian areas with the rules and exceptions to the rules. Best to abide with them!This one says:- Pedestrian area- Vehicles can enter between 4 am and 1 pm- Bikes can enter after 7 pm until 10 am - Disabled card holders can enter with motorised vehicles except on Saturdays and evening...more
Well, it is a bit of an open door. But the sign at the entrance of the park is quite clear:- no motorised vehicles, scooters or horses- no loose running dogs- no tents or wind screens- no alcohol (besides at the cafe)- no drugs- no upsetting of animals- no leaving of garbage- no smoking, cooking or making a fire- no damaging or taking thingsmore
I love street sculptures. They can add such a funny element to street scenes. Here's two old men sitting on a bench... forever!
Right in front of the Rechter restaurant (see tip).
The tourist office is also on the central square called Markt. There are loads of free brochures and they can always give you a little street map of Steenwijk. It sure is worth a visit. Not like us, we found it at the end of our walk through Steenwijk, so I had to make do with the signs. The link to the website is here.You can also email them at...more
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