Sunday, September 21, 2014

Silvercity Schoonhoven.

A few days ago we visited a lovely little city not far from us called Schoonhoven.
Schoonhoven is renowned for its silver, hence it is nicknamed “Zilverstad” (Silvercity), home of the Dutch Silver museum and the International silver school
We didn’t have enough time
that day so we will be going back soon and visit the silver and clock museum.
Here just a collection of what we saw during our short walk.

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This is the medieval townhall with its carillon of 50 bells.

The 17th century ferry gate  . The wooden doors are closed when it is high tide.
On my next photo there is a memorial
of the 1953 waterflood storm.. It shows how high the water came here in Schoonhoven. during the biggest nature disaster of all time her in Holland.










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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The canal with the pink flowers is an amazing photo. It's a beautiful city to spend the day with your camera. Thanks for taking us along! Hugs, Diane

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Riet
All the places you show us in the Netherlands are interesting! You are so lucky living in Europe with such beautiful architecture!

The silver vaults must be interesting to visit too.
Schoonhoven looks well cared for and clean - I love the waterways and the geraniums flowering their hearts out!

Have a happy and fun week Riet
greetings from New Zealand.
Shane x

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh so much beauty. Since I love flowers,the lamp post and flowers are my

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful City! :)

Anonymous said...

That looks like such a lovely place to visit. I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh Riet you've just put another temptation on my 'must see' list! Would love to stroll through this charming place with camera in hand! Thanks for the tour~

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een prachtig plaatsje, Riet...het ziet er heel sfeervol uit. Ik denk dat ik mij daar ook prima zou vermaken. Veel plezier, voor als je terug gaat om een bezoek aan het museum te brengen.

Ik wens je een fijne week! Liefs, Ingrid

Lynne said...

Very nice, beautiful pictures . . .
I hope your husband is feeling better and ready to make the trip!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Riet
Plenty to see on your walk, did you hear the bells ring from the town hall? I noticed vibrantly coloured doors like I saw in Ireland and just love them!
Thank you for sharing and linking to Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Riet, what a cute town. I love the townhall with the bells..The canal and flowers is a lovely scene. Thanks for the beautiful tour! Have a happy new week!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful town, Riet. Friends of ours just returned from visiting there and got to tour around a lot. It's such a beautiful country! Have a great week.

Veronica Roth said...

Lovely collection of photos Riet. I still remember when, as a child, my father took me into the silver vaults in London. I think my eyes were the size of platters. I love silver. Did you buy any in your town?

Lorrie said...

The town hall has a beautiful tower. What a pretty little town to tour.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Schoonhoven looks very pretty, Riet! Floods can be terrible--that disaster happened the year I was born!

Jim said...


Jedidja said...

Wat leuk, Riet! Genoten van je foto's. Hier ben ik met mijn ouders geweest, als kind. Ik heb er leuke herinneringen aan.

biebkriebels said...

Mooi stadje he, is al weer een tijd geleden dat ik daar was. Het zilvermuseum is ook mooi.

Thuis bij Tjits said...

Ik ken Schoonhoven niet, maar wat een leuk en gezellig stadje Riet!

Fijne week,
lieve groet Tjits

Donna said...

What a wonderful name for a city with so much beauty and history and heritage. I love the building s and that bridge...and flowers everywhere.

SmilingSally said...

Hello Riet,

I love the buckets of blooms. There's a town in PA like that. Isn’t it fun finding blue?

I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue striped kayak post. Please come back.

Happy Blue Monday!

bj said...

Such a lovely place..I know you enjoyed visiting there.
Love your pretty reds..
Happy Ruby

Jeanne said...

Hello Riet, Your photos today are stunning. I love the statues and the flowering trees/bushes. Especially the photo with the pink flowers before the canal. so lovely.
Have a wonderful week


Anonymous said...

Mooie serie, Riet, en ik heb er weer wat van geleerd, want ik wist niet dat Schoonhoven bekend staat als zilverstad.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous place to visit! I love the views of the canal.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography of a very lovely place to visit ~ Love the beautiful collage of photos for OWT ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

LV said...

Thank you for this grand tour. Nicely done.

"Création" said...

Wat is het toch een PRACHTIG
stadje Schoonhoven, lieve Rietje.
Mooie panden en veel beelden.
Plus veel moois aan zilverwerk te

Vreselijk die watersnoodramp in
1953, zelf was ik toen ruim
5 jaar oud, maar ondanks dat kan ik het me nog heel goed herinneren.
Letterlijk een RAMP van grote
omvang, vreselijk!!!

Veel liefs,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like a great walking city -- and since we love water and boats we would feel at home! Did you get to hear the carrillon bells? Thanks for sharing (I feel as if I'd walked along with you -- it's a great series of photos.)

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful city and so colorful with all the lovely flowers!! Terrific captures for the day, Riet!! I agree with Sallie, I feel as though I've walked along with you as well!! Hope you have a great new week!!

June said...

It's a beautiful town Riet! But then, I think all of your country is beautiful. I love the buildings you shared here of Silvercity. It has such a wonderful charm to it.
I don't think I tell you enough how much I enjoy the collages of these wonderful places you share. I can't travel because of Landon, and so you take me to places I will never go, and it is lovely to see how much beauty there is in other countries.
sending love...

Photo Cache said...

europe is filled with charming small towns. this is one of them.

happy autumn.

Murthy said...

All the photos are wonderful..all the best!

Fun60 said...

The red door looks intriguing. I do like those sculptures. There seems so much to see here.

Arija said...

What a charming town Riet. No wonder you want to go back to enjoy more of it.

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos! What a beautiful city! I especially love the last shot.

Beth F said...

Oh what a treat! I was in Schoonhoven about 8 years ago! Such a pretty town.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Beautiful photographs!

Thank you.

Here's my Wordless Wednesday.

Heather said...

A beautiful selection of photos -- I especially like that old townhall and ferry gate. My WW

Candace said...

What a beautiful city! I want to spend some time seeing every one of those places. Thank you for sharing them!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos! It looks like a great place to visit.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I like the 2 statues, esp the first one lying down.