"Hattem, windmills, chocolate and art, all there" Hattem by Martin_S.

Hattem Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 151 photos

When you arrive at Hattem you will enter through the Dijkpoort (literally "portal to the dyke"). It is a very nice area surrounded by private gardens and enters into the old sections of the city.

Take a walk downtown to the BonBon Atelier, these chocolate fantasies are designed, molded and poured by the chocolate master Adri Ras.

The real reason we choose Hattem is because of Eba and Hans, they are members of SERVAS, an international hosting organization that we belong to and they were kind enough to invite us to stay with them for two days. They introduced us into the behind the lines life of their town in a way that no tourist or traveler could experience. We have them to thank for a very special experience in Hattem.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Windmill, walls, chocolate and art all there
  • Cons:Empty streets, where are the people ?
  • In a nutshell:Don't miss the Anton Pieck Museum
  • Last visit to Hattem: Apr 2006
  • Intro Written Dec 13, 2006
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    We might just visit this town of Hattem when we go to the Netherlands. Hans' sister's boat will be docked there and the town looks so cute. I have always been fascinated with Anton Pieck so a visit to the museum should be fun. I think I will keep Hansi away from the chocolates tho.

    • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
      Jun 1, 2015 at 4:30 AM

      Now that was a good way to avoid taking him to the chocolate source, just don't take him at all ^O^ Did you get to see the museum, the family we stayed with there is one of the curators/supporters so we got a special tour when it was closed.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jun 1, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      We did not tour the museum. After we walked around town and had an ice cream, it was time to get back to the boat. I really did enjoy the town tho. Very pretty.


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