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Nederland - De Rijp

If visiting the village of De Rijp (or nearby Graft ) it is almost impossible to imagine that herring, whale and merchant ships from these villages could sail directly to the sea. These nautical activities brought unprecedented prosperity to the villages. The magnificent city hall and the homes of wealthy ship owners bear witness to the style and glory of the past steeped in a long tradition of whale and herring fishing. After draining of the surrounding lakes the herring industry disappeared and it was done with the wealth of the villages.

Nowadays De Rijp is a not so well known village, which attracts not that many tourists with still centuries of history. First of all its unique town hall, which is dating back to the year of 1630. The old part of the village offers also picturesque farms, typical green half-wooden houses along small canals and narrow streets.
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76 comments

Philippe said:

Fabuleux ! ***
Bonne semaine.
9 days ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

EXCELLENT!*****************
Have a nice new week!******
9 days ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

each one......beautiful
love he blue house
9 days ago

Ruesterstaude said:

du zeigst die Niederlande, wie ich sie kenne und schätze, Jaap!
9 days ago ( translate )

Alice said:

...belle semaine!
9 days ago ( translate )

David Slater (Spodde… said:

Lovely selection Jaap.
9 days ago ( translate )

Marie-claire Gallet said:

EXQUISITE place, Jaap !! These houses have such a pretty architecture and colour !!! Thank you for sharing the beauties of your land !! Have a nice week !!!
9 days ago

Guy Bacca said:

Un bel ensemble de photos qui nous montrent ce beau village paisible
9 days ago ( translate )

Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

superbe série ************************belle semaine Jaap♫
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Percy Schramm said:

Fantastic collection of typical houses. Wish you a nice week, Jaap !
9 days ago

Joe, Son of the Rock said:

Beautiful collage, Jaap. All the best, Joe
9 days ago

Jean said:

A beautiful collage. The Netherlands is full of lovely and fascinating places.
9 days ago

Adele said:

A beautiful collection of nice pictures! Have a nice week Jaap
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Reginhart said:

Like a postcard...
9 days ago ( translate )

Andreas Boettcher said:

have a nice week........Andreas
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