Zienkzee, the monument town ,Zeeland, Netherlands, Zeeland Bridge


Historic town on the Oosterschelde in Zeeland with 568 monuments, -medieval street pattern and the oldest active carillon in the Netherlands.  Zierikzee, with circa11,000 inhabitants, the administrative seat of the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland .

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one of the smaller bridge closed for small craft -we had to stop here , this is a German car in front it has the letter d on the registration plate

crossing the bridge without stopping !

one of the bridges into Zienkzee

we will take a look at this tower later

one of the old entrances to the old city

can you see the old doors and where the portcullis used to be ?

Evie in the doorway to the old city 

looking back can you see the two towers ?

This is a tradional shape of a old dutch house

Windmill !

another type of old house 

the name for a windmill in dutch is Molen
this is a working mill and they are making flour
it is called the hope
this is flour delivery van , you can buy flour from the shop next to the mill , it was very noisy they didnt seem to be using wind power !
This was a very narrow house ,
i recognised this
can you see the word for pharmacy
can you see the green cross ?
this means you can get first aid from this to treat cuts
can you see the date – anno means year
a old ships anchor
This area is historic Saint Jacobs residences, locally known as the St Jacobshofje

we watched the fountain can you see the frogs ?
we saw some old dutch ships
an old buoy
one of the owners let us look at his boat , this is in the old cargo hold
This is the boat we went on
we do not know what the wooden peices are on the side of the boat are for ? but this is the boat  we went on 
another old building lots today !
another city gate
one of the old bridges which could be raised to allow the boats in and out

this was very beautiful doorway 

lots of tiles !
can you see the old tiles in the door way?
This might have had a statue – the bricks are smaller than the ones in england
royal crest ?
this is the Zierikzee Carillon
lots of shutters on this building !
the carillon clock tower 
town hall door way
old water pump
this was build of stone as well
Venetian masks in a travel agency I have been to Venice , it was a 4 hour drive from Prague !

can you see the year ?
he tower is called The Sint Lieven Monster toren. Short “De dikke Toren”. Inside the tower is a little museum and you can also clim the +/- 178 stairs to see a beautifull view of Zierikzee. (and beyond)
When Zierikzee was located at the open sea, they wanted to build the highest tower of the Netherlands. This way all the sailors, ships and boats knew where to go. During the construction the money run out, after a few years they managed to build a top. The size of the tower is now 1/8 of his actual size.

Read more: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Netherlands/Provincie_Zeeland/Zierikzee-455928/Things_To_Do-Zierikzee-TG-C-1.html#tip=323770#ixzz1W445jtYT

inside the tower was a exhibition about dutch lighthouses
the word for lighthouses is Vuurtorens
This doorway had the date 1468 on it

The display had different types of lighthouses found in Netherlands 

having fun ! i love being on holiday !
driving past the city tower gates
Zeeland Bridge in the rain it rained a lot , but it rains a lot on winter hill so i Dont mind !
we are stopped -my dad took the photos ! can you see the bridge is up it let the boat through – the boat had a very tall mast
this is the  tower in Zienkzee
we are stopped see the speed 0 kmh !
I collected three bowls of mussels again !you have to try and get the big ones there are lots of oysters as well here and its low tide and very muddy but dont tell mum  !



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