"Delfzijl *under construction*" Delfzijl by nighthawk
Delfzijl Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 101 photos
In the old days, back when I was still a kid, I knew there were MacDonalds in the more busier towns of our province but when we drove towards Appingedam and Delfzijl I always loved the absence of the McDonalds.
Today, when we drove the highway towards Delfzijl, to my great sadness, I saw a large billboard along the highway referring to such a food chain in Appingedam.
Finally modern age had hit this rural surroundings.
But walking along the dyke in Delfzijl still was great eventho they had added a pedestrian bridge. Kinda small replica of the Erasmus aka Swan bridge in Rotterdam.
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In 1929 the writer George Simeneon stepped of the train at the station in Delfzijl.
He had decided to write a book here called 'Maigret in Holland'.
He called Delfzijl a little toy town, with some 10, 12 streets, neatly swiped and with little red stoned houses. The village was enclosed by dykes.
In 1966 Simeneon visited Delfzijl again, this time for a statue of Maigret. Present were all actors who once played the charactere Maigret.
- Pros:Lot s to see if ya like maritime towns
- Cons:It feels like the end of the world...
- In a nutshell:Good for a visit on a sunny day
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