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Hoogkerk Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 90 photos

In the garden, chasing butterflies!

October 2004, sunny day, fresh eastern wind, time for a Sunday afternoon walk around the lake. Camera at hand and off we went!

July 2nd 2003, Iver and Igraine visited us. We had a great day and our kids now got an Norwegian uncle...
They arrived at about 1 pm and we first drank coffee then drove to the city. It was fun meeting them!

Up to 1969 Hoogkerk was a autonomic municipality.
In 1969 the municipality of Groningen took over and since then Hoogkerk more and more became a dozy little village where llittle changed.
Gladly this has changed some since new houses were built (more then a 1000, 2 new neighbourhoods) and now shops are modernized and there will be a new large supermarket too.

Haha! I like the new VT set up...even Hoogkerk is listed! Not that it has much to offer but we are close to many beautiful rural areas like the wetland of Drenthe.
Hoogkerk became part of the city of Groningen in 1967 and nowadays it still shows that Groningen only needed Hoogkerk for its own benefit - sugar factory, waterway to Friesland and expanding area for houses.
More to follow soon!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros: Close to the main roads to Amsterdam and Germany
  • Cons: Factory town with little recreation
  • In a nutshell: Not to bad a place to live in
  • Intro Updated Oct 13, 2004
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  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2004 at 4:59 AM

    PS: It's just because of "the time" of course... too much to do, to little time... but I like checking VT for the fun and the kind people I've "met" here... Groetjes uit Bru! - Viviane

  • Imaniac's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2003 at 10:40 AM

    What's that hedgehog doing on a page called "Imaniac Hits Town" ;) Love all yer pics by the way - great pages.

  • misakitaguchi's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2003 at 9:54 PM

    tompoes looks yummy.....!!!!

  • May 19, 2003 at 6:28 AM

    Excellant page..Superb pictures..Oh..lots of nice tips and wealth of information to a toursist...Excellant presentation..Great page

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2003 at 11:30 AM

    Lalkens, Roelien! Great Page! I was wondering are you the Cousin of Sim1?

  • pollon's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2003 at 2:48 AM

    more than cool page and it's in the family genes to make so wonderful pics???!!!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2003 at 9:32 PM

    Hahaha, gave fotos van Queensday! Aaaahhhh.... ik wil ook zo'n oranje tompoes, yummie!!! Hahaha, geloof dat ik weer eens moet googlen om een receptje te vinden :-)))

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2003 at 2:59 AM

    Very beautiful page of your homeplace, great fotos and a lot of funny stories!

  • Cheesegirl's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2003 at 5:54 PM

    ashamed to confess that groningen is the only province in the Netherlands i never visited, even though I know they have patatje oorlog ther....

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2003 at 6:03 PM

    A particularly apt Nighlife tip. Yes! I suppose you could say that this is a relaxing place to holiday. You can catch up on your reading, watching movies, star gazing... um... a romantic getaway with nothing to get in between you and your sweetheart?


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