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    Probably a little, wooden church was the centre of Lochem in the 8th century. This stone building got replaced in around the first millennium (1000 AD), and not until the 12th century the West-tower was seen which in 1903 got its high peak. Within the St. Gudula church you can see some beautiful painting out of Mediaeval times ...

  • Traditional Dutch Farm

    Lochem is located in the "Achterhoek" of province Gelderland (East Holland), meaning something like "in the corner's backyard". For a true city-dweller it is miles far away from city-life. Although raised close to the jungle of Papua Irian Jaya, Indonesia, the life on the farmland is familiar, even pleasant, familiar and comfortable to me. Loved...


    See the beautiful, red stone-coloured City Hall in Lochem where we got "welcomed" by a blue ribbon hanging next to the City Hall (Hartelijk Welkom in Lochem - Welcome to Lochem).


    When entering Lochem to its centre you'll pass the crossing to drive for Borchem and Ruurlo. This area probably housed some rich Indo-families who named their houses after the Indonesian islands, like Celebes, Sumatra and Borneo. Would love to take a look inside the houses ...

  • Hay-Gatherer

    It seems the "Hay-Gatherer" will show you the way around Lochem. Its statue is right in the nice centre of Lochem, pointing at the St. Gudula Church where the market place is located at Wednesday ...

  • Star Watching

    PUBLIEKSSTERRENWACHT PHOENIX Vordenseweg 6 (Buitencentrum Ruighenrode), Lochem, tel.0573-254940. Learn about the planets, ask questions and get good answers. An enthousiastic team will inform you about our Milky Way.Look to the stars with 2 big telescopes for only a few euro.(2.5 euro per person)It is worth to follow the program


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Lochem Restaurants

  • A Canadian Gem

    Restaurant Mondani is a pure Canadian lodge in a Dutch setting.In 1990 the restaurant was started by Berry and Yvonne Swarthoff and they run a real cosy place.The menu is more than complete with an excellent choice of fish, meat or a mix of both.Furthermore there are special meals for groups and the adventure menu's (up to 5 courses).Business...


    That was a delicious experience to have diner at Kota Radja Restaurant in country land of de Achterhoek (plase, donot mind he Hawaii T-shirt). In the restaurant you can have Chinese Indonesian food, and they do serve the well-known and phantastic "Tiepan". Chinese emperors loved this food that is prepared in dishes of cast iron. Some added herbs...

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Lochem Transportation

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    by RoyJava Updated Jul 9, 2005

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    When driving to Lochem from The Hague or any other city in West Holland you'll pass the national Highway A1. To reach the area of Lochem there's the "Provinciale Weg" (Provincial Road) N332. To find your way you can get informations at ANWB (see link). On the way you'll find the well-known road-houses, where you can have a nice snack ...

    For some info:
    VVV-ANWB Lochem
    Tramstraat 4
    7241CJ Lochem
    Tel: 0573-251898

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Lochem Local Customs

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    Cows On The Roof?

    by RoyJava Written Jul 6, 2005

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    It is well-known the Dutch are proud of their traditions, culture and country. So cows do play a big part of it, performing in a lot events, fairs, and crafts. Donot be surprised to see a cow on the roof, even it is a restaurant in Lochem. Or in the centre of a Lochem roundabout in the streets ...

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Lochem Off The Beaten Path

  • Don't Miss The Morning Sun

    This is an amazing morning ... getting up kissed by such a beautiful country view, isn't it?It is so rusticly Dutch and so country atmospere.Staying at the Fletcher Paasberg Hotel you have the same possibility, though Lochem is built on a mountain, so the views anywhere has to be spectacular, too.

  • White Women-Witte Wieven

    The "Witte Wieven" (litererally "White Women/Wives") telling is an originally German myth (Weisse Frauen) or saga with influences from Scandinavian mythology and English folklore. The white colour would have been transmitted out of the believes of elven-spirits, native goddesses and nature spirits. They can be seen at noon, or when cloudy weather,...

  • Amazing Ritual

    It was a great experience to witness a true ritual event in Lochem's country land, organized by Athanor and Avalon Priestesses from the Netherlands and England. The farmer, and owner of Athanor, allows his property to use for spiritual events, like this one. It is said the area around Lochem offers great opportunity to experience spiritual powers....


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    The scenic beauty and magnificent country views increased the ritual event performed by the Avalon Priestesses of Glastonbury, special dedicated to the Dutch/Zeeuwse NEHALENNIA in Zeeland. Even some raindrops completed the beauty of this ceremony ... A trip to Stonehenge still is in my mind, though Lochem offered a phantastic substitution to...

  • Zwiep 2 km near Lochem

    go to zwiep ..there much witte wieven.. witte wieven are a sort (kind) ghost .and the man from the pub.go with people to a wood in the evening and tell a ghost story..and then come much ghost out the wood...bbbbrrrrhttp:/www.zwiep.scarlet.nl

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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