Zienkzee,

http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/dipsy/31/places/zkzee.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zierikzee

http://www.zierikzee-monumentenstad.nl/

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

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 !

http://www.openbeelden.nl/media/27189/Mosselkwekerijen_in_de_Oosterschelde

http://www.helpwithcooking.com/seafood-shellfish/how-to-cook-mussels.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/mussel

http://library.thinkquest.org/19846/data/en/delta/oost/natuur.htm