"My hometown, a village at the river" Druten by Roeffie

Druten Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 38 photos

In general!

The county of Druten consists of over 16,000 inhabitants in 5 differrent villages named Druten, Afferden, Horssen, Deest en Puiflijk. Druten itselve has approx. 11,000 inhabitants. The other villages all around 1,500 inh.

It measures 4255 ha. Druten is situated at the river Waal, which is a large extension of the river Rhine. It is the main shiproute to Germany, specially the Ruhrgebiet.

It has several beautiful places to visit. Although this area is not very known for it's touristic possibillities, but for those people who like a quiet and relaxed stay it is a great place to be.

My neighboorhood is situated on the southside of the town. You can see it on the picture. You can locate my house by looking for a blue tent!
See it?

Through the year there are several events in our town like:

Leste Mert
On first thursday after november 2nd. A long tradition since 1819. "Leste Mert " means Last Market and was the last Cattle Market of the year. It is celebrated in all pubs and of course we have a big annual market with cattle.

Fiets 4-daagse and Dag van Druten

In the first week of August Druten is a destination of the International Cycle 4-days of Nijmegen.

It's a market with lots of things to buy, lots of music, drinking and laughing. In the evening there is a big show of fireworks at the riverbank.

Through the year there are a lot of other little events, such as a beachvolley tournament and of course "Carnaval".

It is not a destination to visit for several days, but to visit for a day or so. Nothing spectacular, but maybe that's the charm of the town.

If you are in the neighboorhood, drop me an e-mail and I'll give you a Land of Maas en Waal Highlights Tour!

Greetings Roeffie

  • Intro Updated Oct 21, 2003
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  • ringleader's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2006 at 2:24 PM

    You have a lovely family. Nice to have "met" you through your VT home page!

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2006 at 9:11 AM

    Music of the 70's.... sounds right up my street. Seems like we live in towns of similar population.

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2006 at 7:17 PM

    Hoi there!!.... Have a wonderful birthday.

  • Rojo72's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2005 at 1:01 PM

    Nice page! Interesting to read about a place I've never even heard of. It's also nice to read about people's home towns :)

  • Sprucebeer's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2005 at 6:56 PM

    I agree on visiting more than Amsterdam when in the Netherlands. Thank you for the great pages on such a wonderful country.

  • Martman's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2004 at 11:16 PM

    Ek het jou tuisblad met belangstel gesit en lees. Ek het dit baie geniet want jy het so veel inligting. Baie Dankie.

  • Mique's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2004 at 1:18 PM

    Used to go to school here for a few years. Can't really say i remember the old town but i do remember the small candyshop that wasn't too far from school. Maybe i should visit Druten again. Seems i did miss out on a lot.

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2004 at 2:24 PM

    This is what I like about VT. You get to visit places you've never heard of. Thanks for sharing. Pa (mapakettle)

  • mcpangie's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2004 at 12:37 AM

    From travelogues I see your hometown is a nice, rural spot. I haven't studied your country much, but would like to travel through someday.

  • Drphoto's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2003 at 4:15 AM

    Cute place on Earth !

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