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  • vertical lift bridge, Alphen aan den Rijn.
    vertical lift bridge, Alphen aan den...
    by tompt
  • parc bospark
    parc bospark
    by JeanB24
  • photo: rob langerak
    photo: rob langerak
    by JeanB24

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    Children's farm, trees and peace

    by JeanB24 Written Jan 28, 2005

    Favorite thing: This is Bospark. As its name says, it's a parc. When the city hall at Burgemeester Visserpark had been completed in 1939, local people in Alphen wanted a parc next to it. As the parc had some sort of forrest-look, people called it Bos(forrest)park.

    It's a small parc close to the center, there are some schools and residentials for seniors close to it. Also the Tennisclub "TEAN", where Martin Verkerk started his tennis-career, is being situated in the parc.

    When seeing the picture of the parc, would you NOT like to walk here at evenings? I doubt it. A must see.

    Fondest memory: My memories about this park... Off course the farm for kids, where I spent a lot of afternoons when I was a small child. There walked chickens, deers and pigs (and a lot more). I especially liked the growing boxes with eggs. You could see the small chickens opening there eggs with their bill. Also I played a lot of soccer there on the grassfields.

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    • Family Travel
    • Seniors
    • Disabilities

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    Park Rijnstroom

    by JeanB24 Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is Park Rijnstroom. It is by far the most beautyful parc in Alphen with a rich history. In past times there was a society called "Martha Stichting". This was a benificial organisation specialised in raising children of all classes.

    Nowadays these buildings are restyled into a cultural centre and a cinema/theater. Restaurant and party-center "Alfred's dinner" is also located here.

    And above all it's a beautyfull quiet parc to walk and to enjoy the sun.

    photo: rob langerak
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    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture
    • Theater Travel

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    typical bridge

    by tompt Written Aug 27, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Not a must see, but a nice to know:

    The striking vertical lift bridge at the Gouwesluis over the river Gouwe was built at the end of the 1930s. The Gouwe was broadend to improve the waterconnection between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Simulair bridges were built in Boskoop and Waddinxveen. During the second world war the bridge was loaded with explosives to blow it if necessary. It was not used but one of the dynamite sticks exploded when the bridge was hit by lightning. In the 1970s a crane vehicle was 1 meter too high and hit the bridge, it was severly damaged. In 2003 the moving part was taken out and send away to be restored. The bridge was closed for several weeks.

    vertical lift bridge, Alphen aan den Rijn.

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