At a road called Opstalweg there is a little park, very little. just some grass, tress and when you look very close some stones. Not JUST stones but grave stones. Its a Israelitisch Grave-yard. You can only pay a visite when you make an appointment.
I couldnt find more info on the net.... sorry for that.
If you like to have a historical walk through Naaldwijk, or you car is broken, or you need a good map....just walk into this shop / building. Its the VVV (tourist-info) and the ANWB (car medical help and also when you are in trouble on holidays, but you have to be a member).
If you look around you close enough and pay attention to your surroundings then you can see special things. Near the millhouse in the Millstreet (Molenstraat) is a house and on the front there is this stone.
It says that the house is build on 22-6-1832 and rebuild on the 22-6-1943 (and that is special cause its in WW II.
This monument is found near a school. Its children having fun and jumping over one an other. First it was on their schoolyard but since a little while its moved into a little garden near the school. And the green is taking it over...so you have to look very good to see it.
In the 12th centure there was a wooden church build. The history tells us that Hendrik of Naaldwijk in 1307 build a church and did that on a different spot then where the church is now. In 1472 this church is stroke by lightning and and there is not a lot left of it. In 1572 there is the statuestorm (i havent got a clue what its called in Englisch) and there isnt a lot left of the inside.
Adrianuskerk te Naaldwijk geplunderd wordt. In 1787 wordt opnieuw de Naaldwijkse parochie opgericht, wanneer de Staten van Holland en Westfriesland verlof geven tot de bouw van een kerk aan de Dijkweg. Tot 1870 houdt die kerk het uit, dan wordt op dezelfde plaats een nieuwe kerk gebouwd. Een lang leven zal deze echter niet beschoren zijn. Al in 1897 blijkt de kerk bouwvallig en vraagt om vervanging. Toen een parochiaan, de ongehuwde boer A. Hofstede, overleed en bij testament ondermeer zijn erf met boerderij en omliggende grond aan de Molenstraat aan de parochie naliet, kwamen de plannen voor een nieuwe en veel grotere kerk in een stroomversnelling. In 1931 werd de huidige kerk in gebruik genomen. Inmiddels word hier al ruim 70 jaar de liturgie gevierd en heeft de boodschap van onze God het hart en geweten van zoveel mensen geraakt.
This is an old house somewhere near the nightlife. Its a bit a strange thing, cause i cant find a thing on the internet about it. I do know that the millhouse is close to this building (there was a mill once in Naaldwijk) and i think this house belonged to the mill and was there for animals or maybe staff. But if i am not telling the truth...please dont shoot me!
Flower auction Holland is really special. This picture is taken from the new road that is specialy made for all the trucks that drive all over the Netherlands to bring flowers to all the places in the Netherlands, Germany, Belguim and many, many more.
The high flat you see is made in the years i was still working there and i have to say it was very special to stand on that roof and looking down 14 floors, 53 meters high (and on a day which was very clear you could see the sea !
This monument is a little out of the centre of Naaldwijk. Its near a cemetary for Jewich people. The monument is for the Jewish people that lost their lives in the second world war. You can not visite this monument anytime of the day. But on sunday the cemetary is open to pay a visite.
This is an other historic building (farm): Farm Cruysbrouck. It belonged to the domain of the Oranjes (The Queen and her family). In the 17th century lived a man called Mr. Johan Tuning in this building, secretary of Frederik Hendrik. His son married with Petronella van der Mijll. Their wapons (signs) are still showing on the towers near the entrance.
One of the oldest lanes in Naaldwijk is the Kerklaan. Its near the old church and hofje. Its build around the church and still there are people living in the houses. If you are ever in Naaldwijk, take the time to walk around the curch and look into this small houses. Its a great view!
Near the old church in the middle of Naaldwijk is a little, very little street. You would almost miss it when you would be walking up there. On the end of this street is a door which brings you to a garden with a lot of little, coulored houses surrounding it.
This one of the most beautifull places of Naaldwijk : Het Heilige geest hofje (when i translate it word for word its Holy ghost garden.
This little lake is in front of the auction. Community Naaldwijk has got this statue called the Rainbow as a gift from the auction. The reason they called this the Rainbow is because in the pipes are little holes. From this holes comes water, and when the sun is just a little there, you can see the rainbow in the water.
This picture is made from a truck that is near or at the firm i worked for for about 10 years. I had several jobs and had a good time. When i worked there the name was Bloemenveiling Holland (see above) now a day its called Flora Holland. If you like to see more, go to my friend Plendil. In her Netherlands page is a travelogue about this auction when they were on holiday with us.
Also on the internet you can find more : www.floraholland.nl Its in Spanish, English, Dutch and even Hebrew !!!
If you like to know more about Naaldwijk and if you like to see how things were done in ancient times, just pay a visite to this Museum. Here are the real ancient pieces of the farmers, pictures of how Naaldwijk was and much more. There is even an ancient garden and greenhouse. You will enjoy being there.
This piece of the old communitie house is in the middle of Naaldwijk. Its shows you the sign (wapon) of the lords of Naaldwijk. Its on the old Mayorhouse in the center. You can see it for yourself if you go to the Wilhelminaplein!