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Hazerswoude & Rijn/Rhine

Saturday September 13 was Open Monument Day. We visited the village of Hazerswoude Dorp, where my grandmother grew up. We drove for some time along the Old Rhine before heading home.

Zaterdag 13 september was het Open Monumentendag. We bezochten Hazerswoude Dorp, waar m'n oma is opgegroeid. Voor we weer huiswaarts keerden reden we een eindje langs de Oude Rijn.


A church in Hazerswoude


This windmill was open for visitors, so as windmill-fans we couldn't resist!


This nice man gave us a full tour, explaining lots of technical details that I usually understand at that time but can't reproduce later ;-)

By full tour I really mean full tour, we headed up to the little 'house' on top of the mill along a very steep ladder.

Being born on the 10th floor I'm not afraid of heights but this got me a little bit shaky, with having a joint disorder and having some trouble climbing normal stairs with handrails and all, let alone this! ;-) Getting up was the easy bit ;-)


Safely back down


Some more explanation


Our next stop was another church. I think this is the one my grandmother used to go to.


Immediately after entering we were offered a guided tour up the tower. My poor knees had a rough day, lots of steep ladders again, but I just couldn't stop myself ;-)


The local history chamber. There was an exhibition about businesses that used to exist in Hazerswoude. I saw a picture of a man with my grandmothers nose and last name, and sure enough, when I asked her she confirmed my guess that he was her uncle, so my great great uncle.


Time for our drive along the Old Rhine. We did Katwijk-Alphen aan de Rijn by boat in 2004 and wanted to drive from Alphen to Woerden, which we did. This bridge is next to Alphen.


The picturesque village of Zwammerdam

Bodegraven


On the highway driving home the sun broke trough the clouds

Geplaatst op 03-11-2008.
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