The photo is taken from the garden of the neighbour where I lived next to.It's just fun to sit in your front garden and watch the boats go by. In the old days there would be a 'clog' where the skippers would donate a few coins for the bridgekeeper. I haven't noticed if this is still the custom in 2005 but it was in the 80s.more
The bridge is the center of the village, over the river Vecht, connecting the old northern part with the newer southern part.During season, the bridge opens several times in an hour to let boats (mostly yachts) pass by. The bridge is electric and cost 1 million guilders some 20 years ago. When I lived there, it was still mechanical and made a lot...more
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Duinkerken 3, , Vreeland, Vreeland 3633 EM
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Two Michelin stars, ranked #7 of Dutch restaurants in 2003.Actually, I lived exactly opposite this restaurant, with the river Vecht between us. When in the front garden, I'd see people drink coffee on the terrace and looking at OUR beautiful houses.At the time we could not afford to eat at De Nederlanden, but the visitors could not afford to live...more
Here's a little map of Vreeland where you can see how tiny it really is. On the map is a little house (Voorstraat) where I used to live.
In those bygone years I used to play the church organ, together with 2 other ladies, alternating each week. It was fun watching the service from above. One of the other organ players, an older lady, was capable of making the organ sound like a street organ when she played piano music on it. Yuck, I hated it, but it was funny.more