Serooskerke (Walcheren) Off The Beaten Path

  • Oostkapelseweg 8 (summerview)
    Oostkapelseweg 8 (summerview)
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    local cyclists on Sunday Afternoon
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  • A branch of the Brouwerij Sprinke ?
    A branch of the Brouwerij Sprinke ?
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    Smidswegje: relic of blacksmith Meyers

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jul 3, 2005

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    The Stone spotted in early Spring

    When determinating the stone fence around the Church you might notice a strange stone in the pavement..

    One theory is that it was used as a sample for making metal frames around wheels.

    Vt-er Numbat wrote me about another possiblility:
    Regarding the stone, we had a stone similar to the one in your picture. The bottom of the wheel was in a water trough and when you turned the stone, and this stone was very heavy, the water was used to keep thes stone wet for sharpening. My dad and i sharpenend all of the butcher knives on this stone at least once a week. I am sure if you get in touch with some old butchers, you will probably find that they used a stone like that as well. I do remember that later on, a horse drawn cart came round once a week and he had a fancy set up and sharpened the knives. This was in about 1947. Hope this helps you in your quest to find the history of similar stones.

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    Explore the Oostkapelseweg Area

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jul 18, 2004
    Oostkapelseweg 8 (summerview)

    The Oostkapelseweg is the main road to the coastal village of Oostkapelle and dotted with attractions.

    Coming from Serooskerke Centre (Torenstraat) turn right.

    On your left hand is the stunning park of Welgelegen. The minor gate immediately to the left takes you to one of the remoest corners of the Park. After 50 meters along a tight overgrown path you will be rewarded with great views over the Pond and the Old Coachhouse.

    Opposite the Torenstreet you may check out the area around so called Jeugdhonk. This building dates back to the early 20st century and nowadays houses the Wereldwinkel, a shop dedicated to craftsproducts of Third World Countries

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    Boshoekweg Area

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Feb 29, 2004
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    The area around the Boshoekweg offers some of the best country sidal scenery in Serooskerke.

    This road, best conquered by bicycle, takes you along pretty farms, farmlands and canals. Hence it offers magnificent options for picknicks.

    From some of these spots you can watch the skyline of Serooskerke Village, including brilliant views on the Wind Mill and the amazing Tower!

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    Bunker from World War II

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    bunker from ww-II

    In the Van Vollenhoveweg I discovered a bunker dating back from 2nd World War

    I didn't manage to find out about it's history yet, but it's known that the Germans fired some rockets from Serooskerke towards London in 1944.

    The bunker is private property, and probably will not be included in tours if such are conducted in future...

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    Torenstraat, Serooskerkes Main Street

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    Corner Torenstraat / Zandput - very lively!

    Take a close look at the fine setting of early 19th centrury houses in the Torenstraat, the main street of Serooskerke

    The Torenstraat is one of the most lively streets in Serooskerke, where you can find the 2 cafes, the bakery, the ATM machine, the haircutting saloon and so on.

    In sidestreets a huge supermarket and the swimming pool can be reached!

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    Smidswegje: circuit around the tower

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    Cosy ambience on the Church Ring

    Normally, the ring around the church is one of the oldest parts of the villages. Serooskerke is no exception.

    Do the circuit around the Tower and feel the cosy ambiance, see the beautiful houses and their gardens, with always the majestic church in the back!

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    Go fishing the small canals

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    Absolutely stunning scenery in Serooskerke!!

    Some canals around Serooskerke are full of fish and regularly you can see people going for carp.

    It's so much relaxing when you sit down between clumps of reed, inhaling the fresh air and look out over beautiful farm fields!

    But for me...a bit too much boring though...

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    Birdwatching along canals and ditches

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    The World Famous White Swan is commonly spotted

    If you're interested in bird watching you may like to hike along the small canals around Serooskerke, which are favorite breeding places for a lot of birds.

    The waterway and land behind the Wind Mill is gorgeous, but unfortunately it's private property. Still if you don't destroy too many crops you shouldn't have probs.

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    Countryside: beautifully farmed land

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    potatoefields

    During the years I lived here I never thought of enjoying farmland views...

    ...but now, in the early evening, cycling on the small roads through the countryside, with the sun shining over the fields, I realised how beautiful it actually was.

    The land had been treated with such a precision that it almost looked like a piece of art...and despite the use of machines, it's still a craft indeed!

    You can see this kind of lanscape in April/May.

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    Cemetery: serenity and history

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    Ancient early 19th century tombs

    At the cemetery you can find stones dating back to the 1850's belonging to important villagers of that time.

    There are separate sections for the mayors and other important people (after entrance left hand side).

    The fine iron entrance gate dates back from 19th century as well.

    ***this is not a tourist attraction, but for those highly interested and who can pay a lot of respect, you're welcome to take a look***

    stay away if a burial takes place!!

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    Discover scenic little alleys

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Dec 7, 2003

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    Shortcut Wilgenlaan - Wilgenhoekweg

    During the ages little paths and alleys come and go. You will still find a lot of them in Serooskerke as you go off the beaten track!

    They are used as a shortcut between two roads, but also to give room to the fire brigade in case of fire.

    In Serooskerke you will encounter at least few dozen of these tight paths!

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    Torenstraat, a mix of old and new styles

    by Bonobo2005 Updated Jun 30, 2003

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    Old and modern fashion

    In de Torenstraat you will determine a mix of old and modern styles.

    Especially the paint- and woodwork of some of the new cottage - like houses is absolutely stunning! It's a new trend in not only Serooskerke, but I also believe in the whole of the province of Zeeland!

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