~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Gerbrandy Tower (Dutch: Gerbrandytoren)This tower was built in 1961 in Holland betweenthe towns of Lopik and IJsselstein. This is the tallest tower in Western Europe. The tower is named after Pieter Gerbrandy, Prime Minister of the Netherlands during World War Two.more
The old city weighthouse islocated beside the VVV Office,(tourist information center). The current scale there dates back to 1779, and a muchbigger weighthouse was inthe same location earlier.The cobblestone of theoriginal weighthouse is setin the back wall. The current scales are authentic from 1764 ....more
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ While in IJsselstein, a great deal is to take a boat tour of Old IJsselstein. My best friend Arend is one of the Captains on the boats.The tours are run by an groupcalled "Yselvaert" ......~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~Tour Name: "Rondvaart door de stadsgracht van IJsselstein"Boat Names: "Heer Gijsbrecht" and "Vrouwe...more
A must visit is IJsselsteinsmolen .... the "Windotter"Built in 1732, it still makesflour to this day.They have a website, see below,but it is in Dutch only ....The Windotter Tea Room, a must to see if you visit IJsselstein ....The Windotter "Tea Room" is located on the property,and is a littlle round building next to the windmill.The photos here...more
Kapellestraat 4, Ijsselstein, 3401 CP, nl
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What a special and unique find. My family and I returned to this restaurant 3 times in 10 days! Service was great, kind, friendly and helpful. I tried a variety of foods, some traditional dutch and some with a taste of other cultural influences. Our server recommended wines for each coarse. All paired up wonderfully. The weather was nice and we had...more
De Vierde Generatie (The Forth Generation) a restaurant which used to be part of the family run hotel Epping in Ijsselstein, Netherlands. The brother split up, one runs the hotel and the other the restaurant and is also the chef.For the locals, the food is good, since there is not much else. For the traveler and person with some knowledge of food,...more
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Nice local place toenjoy some great pizza ....Made to order witha little touch of theold Sicilian flavors.Ask for Salvatore, andthe "IJsselstein Pizza".P.S. Tell him Al from America sent you ....~~~~~~~~~~~~~Also available is great selection of pastas, calzones and other traditional Sicilian dishes.Servinging also beer, wine, soda, and...more
Cafe' de Punt is the oldest pub still operating in old town IJsselstein.Closed on Wednesday, it opens around 3 each day all other days.It is an exclusive Amstel Pub .....Decorated for Carnaval( Mardi Gra in the Netherlands) A definate locals pub withvirtually no tourist ....more
Cafe' de Punt is the oldest pub still operatingin old town IJsselstein.Closed on Wednesday, it opens around 3each day all other days.It is an exclusive Amstel Pub .....Decorated for Carnaval( Mardi Gra in the Netherlands) Locals Pub - come as you areVirtually no tourist ....more
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Need a bicycle or afiets as the Duch say,check out this store.Every type of bike forall ages, and all theaccessories you maywant in one store.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The store also has a large selection of second hand usedbikes, many in great shape that were traded in for a new bike.Open: Tuesday - SaturdayClosed Mondaysmore
Hand Made Chocolates"A Must To Try Some"This place is great if youlove chocolates ....Each chocolate is hand made with real cream.~~~~~~~~~~~~For the guys ....If you stop in the local pub, the "Punt" for a few cold ones,it would be best to stop in and pick up a few chocolatesfor the boss at home. The shop is located 3 doors downfrom the...more
This is one of the oldest cemetary's
in IJsselstein. It was educational to
walk around the markers and see all
the dates, some way back into the mid
to early 1800's ....
The family of our friends in IJsselstein
are buried here.
IJsslestein's volleyball Club
is called "Vives". They are
sponsored by one of the
local sports halls named
"Sporthal IJsselhal" ....
They have their own little
pub called: "Bar IJsselhal"
which also serves food.
The lady in the picture is Joke (Dutch name) that is
pronounced: yo-ka who is the secretary to the volleyball
club. She takes care of all the paperwork, and team court
assignments and paperwork for local contests and regional
tournaments at the club.
Also are some pictures of a fun weekend tournament that
draws about 24 regional teams ....