Nieuwegein Local Customs

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    Night of the candles in Vreeswijk

    by Roggeveen Updated Dec 23, 2007
    Chrismas lights along the Canal
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    On the Wednesday before Christmas there is a very special event in Nieuwegein; Kaarsjesnacht (Night of the candles). The event takes place in the former old maritime town of Vreeswijk, nowadays part of municipality of Nieuwegein.
    All the electrical lights are dimmed and the whole town is lighted by little candles and some Christmas decoration. On streetcorners and in the Churches there are performaces by different choires. Most of them sing Christmas carols.
    A professional programm takes place in the big catholic church. The local inhabitants put in a lot of affort to make all the candles burn from 19.00 untill 22.00h. Everyone takes care of the lights in front of his own house.

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    Rijkswaterstaat #2

    by al_mary Updated Sep 19, 2005

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    Nieuwegein a regional station for the patrol
    boats of the Rijkswaterstaat that patrol all
    the canals and waterways throughout the
    Netherlands, and if you look you may see
    them on the bigger canals

    Over the years, I have made friends with
    the local authorities, and every year I get
    to go out on the boat for a full day shift.
    Educational and very interesting ....

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    Rijkswaterstaat #1

    by al_mary Written Sep 19, 2005

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    RWS 59
    4 more images

    Nieuwegein a regional station for the patrol
    boats of the Rijkswaterstaat that patrol all
    the canals and waterways throughout the
    Netherlands, and if you look you may see
    them on the bigger canals

    Over the years, I have made friends with
    the local authorities, and every year I get
    to go out on the boat for a full day shift.
    Educational and very interesting ....

    Was this review helpful?

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