on December 28, 2010
In our trip to Middelburg is not complete without a cruise. This tour takes you through the canals of Middelburg. A story is done by a man about the houses and the harbor along the way.Details:Address: Behind the Houttuinen 39Postcode: 4331 NJLocation: MiddlesbroughTel: 0118-643272Site: www.rondvaartmiddelburg.nlEmail: email@example.comPrice:Adults - € 6.00Seniors 65 + - € 5.50Children 3 to 12 yrs - € 3.25Hours:Every day of the week from 11.00 to 17.00 hours.Note that this only in the months April to October is. In winter it is closed.Age:The age does not matter here. It is for any age, but I think one year from 8 to 9 or anyway better than the children themselves also understand a little how or what. In fact our boat were also a few people with a toddler and yes you are still quite distracting, because even a small pair gives roar, and a child doesn’t sit quite for 40 minutes.Time:All together you are busy for about 40 minutes. We were just in time, we had to wait more than 5 minutes and then we all set off.BoatThey have two open boats. First because the weather is usually good when they go. When it rains, there are not that many crazies who cruise to and secondly, the bridges where they are through are quite low and the grownups must then sometimes stoop. Also, you can not buy food / drink on the boat, as it is simply a tour boat. You could well go have a drink if you would take them, but actually you do not have time for. In each of these boats are about 54 people. And then the boat full of really good though. This includes even a man who makes the narratives. That is completely up front, still on the bench, but next to the man who steered the boat. It's pretty well on the boat. After 40 minutes you get quite a bit of a wooden butt, because it is entirely made of wood, with no pads. For the disabled is not really easy I think. They can not with the wheelchair. You would have to lift the disabled person and then the boat may help.NarrativeOn the boat, the man who steered the boat, but there's a man who does stories about the affairs of Middelburg. This is in Dutch but also in German. We obviously have a lot of German tourists in the summer and yes, it is surely easy as to know what he's talking about. He may also English but other languages I do not know.MiddelburgThis town of Middelburg is more than thousand years old. Middelburg was built in the 17th century, the second commercial city of the Netherlands and the best known of the 15th century town hall. Middelburg also has a very rich history and is approximately 1100 listed buildings. Middelburg is therefore the fifth Memorial City of the Netherlands. And if you do one day with a cruise and Middelburg City walk will get you all to hear and see, because there are many old streets almost medieval gates and proposals with beautiful vistas and not only because there are also beautiful suit - and mansions stand along the quays. Enough to look so.On and around the route:If we sit on the boat then we passed many houses that we like to view. * We pass the lock. It's just a small lock, built in 1550. Meanwhile, the lock again rebuilt in 1760 and in 1994 he restored. * Also we pass the civic Irish charities. This is a building that was built in 1611. This is the guild hall of the civic Irish (Rifle "van den Busse). At the Court of Tange was the shooting and that's become a parking lot. * We have several docks in Middelburg. Thus we have the Rouaansekaai, this name from the wine trade with France and London Quay, this name from the wool trade with England. We have also Turfkaai and Houtkaai. So you can see on the quay which was transported and traded. * On April 16th we have the Kinderdijk-century warehouses are. Actually we have 5 in Middelburg, but the latter has been converted to house. * We also have a New Port. This was dug in 1540 because there was in the old port all files created by the many ships and sailors. * And in 1254, the Butchers and the Potters Singel canal dug. So we have a bit of a medieval moat hazards. Previously had an open connection to the Scheldt and now has a connection with the Walcheren Canal. * We also see many bridges where we sail through. Some we even bend down, as some are very very low. The kids like our son could sit upright. * Also we will pass the Court of Middelburg and Zeeland Library. And when we arrive at the Walcheren Canal we see the great city office of Middelburg. * We also like the houseboats in Amsterdam, Middelburg canals. There are not many, at most 6, but it's something and when you walk on the shore side then it looks nice, but if you sail in the canal and agree on a different angle then that is quite a nice and beautiful sight. * Besides the houseboats we have a port where so many boats to go ashore. From small boats to large luxury yachts. And from the shore side you look from your eyes, but from the waterfront is still a bit different. As if you have a moment to hear speak. * And besides the many large houses, we also have a small house. This is at most 2 meters wide. The main bedroom has a 2-bed in and that person must be from the bedroom door so crawl into his bed.My opinion:It was actually quite fun to do and really informative. We have learned a lot about the city but it’s also the perfect time to just relax after a day of shopping and being busy. For 40 minutes you are being entertainment.
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