Botter is a type fishingboat they use in Spakenburg. It is possible to sail along with one of these boats, during my internship one personnel trip was held this way. You can enjoy the Eemmeer (Eemlake) and help operating the boat. Since my company arranged the trip I'm not sure of the details, but a visit to the local tourist office (VVV) might give the information you need. Included are some pictures of our trip that day.
(trip was on june 6th, 2007)
Spakenburg is coupled with its neighbouring village, so most signs read Spakenburg-bunschoten. Take the train from Amsterdam Central Station to Amersfoort, there is a direct connection with bus 76 which will take you take you to the centre of Spakenburg.
The journey takes 95 minutes.
bakery and cheese shop run by family forever last time i was there was 1991 to see a friend whose family owned this great bakery and wonderful cheese shop. We would ride a bike in the morning to get fresh bread and cheese for breakfast it was great. I have lost touch with this family and would to reunite the family name is Kok
Please email me any information possible to contact them
Hope the bakery is still there if so it is great
The main raison I wanted to go to Spakenburg was to spot the women with their traditional local costumes.
Only the older ladies are still wearing those cloth, it's a pity that the tradition is dying out.
however I was out of luck.
All I could do was making a picture of this statue of a women dressed in the traditional costume.
Tourist information: VVV oude Schans 90 tel.(033)2982156 open April ?Oct. \mon-fri 10-17 and Sat 10-16.00. Oct-April Mon-Fri 1-5 And Sat 10-3
Fondest memory: The VVV can arrange trips on traditional boats, with a skipper.
I have no clue why these fishnets hang above the street, probably it is just for decoration.
As you can see it wasn?t such a bad day after all although the wind blows hard we didn?t had rain and even a blue sky from time to time
Favorite thing: Spakenburg is the home of the Bruine vloot (the brown fleet) the largest traditional fishing fleet in the country. Around 17 slipper shaped boats with their brown canvas sails, most dating from the 19th century, are moored in the harbour. The traditional shipyard on the wharf is kept busy repairing similar boats form all over the country, using time tried techniques. .