Copplestock helped free Brielle from the Spaniards
Favorite thing: His name is Copplestock . he was the man who alerted de '' Watergeuzen '' ,they were Sea Beggars, like Pirates , they freed
Brielle'' from the Spanish occupation on April 1 1572.
Still today this day is celebrated in Brielle by an re enactment of this event.
Close up of the replica of Geuzen ship in Harbour.
Favorite thing: '' Watergeuzen '' were Sea Beggars but they
came and layed Anchor at the Maas in Brielle and were told that the town was ready to take ,they stormed the gate and drove out the Spaniard from Brielle ,this ship is a replica and it is used in the celebrations of the event on the first of April each year where a re enactment takes place in the town of Brielle.The ship is not that big
It is called '' Prince Admirael ''.
A close up of the Town Hall in Brielle.
Favorite thing: This is a close up of the Town Hall in Brielle .
This now Town Hall dates back to 1623 .and over the years this building was used as a Jail and as a ''Waag ''which means a Weighhouse. Many Towns in the Netherlands had a Weighouse.
Favorite thing: Since i didn't want to miss a thing i took the town walk. Got the info at the desk of the tourist information agency (1,50 euro) and equiped with that brochure i spend a better part of the afternoon taking pictures of these old buildings, reading up on background information and had a very good time in general..
Since it was november already, i didn't meet any other people doing the same route.. And some people even looked at me when i was trying to get the best possible picture.. But i thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Fondest memory: I know it sound as a cliche but i have to admit i enjoyed everything.
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Brielle lies on the island Voorne
Favorite thing: Europoort is in fact a huge conglomeration of chemical industry. See travelogue Europoort
But...hang on...attached to Europoort there is the island Voorne-Putten, an amazingly quiet rural region, rich in history and culture and a great place to live.
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CRUISING ALONG THE CANAL
Favorite thing: Here is LORIPORI enjoying herself and relaxing and taking in all the wonderful scenery we pass along our cruise. Life is good!
THE PRINCE ADMIRAEL
Favorite thing: This is a frontal view of the colourful, three-masted ship THE PRINCE ADMIRAEL. It really is a beautiful sight to see. It is a replica of a "Geuzen" (Water Beggar) ship.
Favorite thing: The PRINCE ADMIRAEL which is moored in the Brielle Harbour, is a replica of a three-masted "Geuzen"(Water Beggar) ship.
CANAL IN BRIELLE
Favorite thing: Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise with Karel and Leida. The canals were so peaceful and serene.
LIFT-BRIDGE # 3
Favorite thing: This is the third bridge that the bridge caretaker had to raise for us in order for us to pass through. We waved to him as we went on our way. Bedankt (Thanks)
CANAL LIFT-BRIDGE #1
Favorite thing: September 25, Karel & Leida took us for a cruise on their boat. I found it fascinating to watch the bridge caretaker go from one to the other to allow us to pass through.
Favorite thing: What i really liked was that the few new houses that were build in the old town itself, fitt in so nicely. And they also have a gable-stone! (you can see it in the picture in the blind wall )
A street and a church in Brielle.
Favorite thing: This is just a street in Brielle at the back of the very nice church tower which they call
'' the Domtoren '' not sure how to translate that.(yet)
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Favorite thing: Then please visit my Leiden page,, where all my travelogues ended up after the VT transfer. I am working on it.
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