"Bredevoort" Bredevoort by truus_s

Bredevoort Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 19 photos

Bredevoort is located in the eastern part of the Netherlands in the province Gelderland, near the German border. Bredevoort has about 1600 inhabitants. It is situated in a central location between the large urban conglomeration in the west of the Netherlands known as Randstad and the German Ruhr area.

Bredevoort in 1993 became the booktown of the Netherlands. Today Bredevoort has more the twenty second-hand and antiquarian bookshops. Every year the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September, Bredevoort there is the Gondelvaart. The gondolas display with bicycle lights historic scenes, building, comic figures, animal's etc. The parade floats along the ancient canal after night fall. The spectators watch from tribunes set up along the side of the canal, every year around 10.000 visitors come to the gondelvaart. After the parade there is a spectacular firework. Today a lot of tourists visit Bredevoort, to see the historical city and visit one of the bookshops in Bredevoort. Also a lot of tourists visit the Slingeplas a lake which is near Bredevoort for swimming or sunbathing in the summer.

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Also much old prints

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Gondel vaart 2003

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  • Pros:Lovely little place!!
  • Last visit to Bredevoort: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 30, 2003
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  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2004 at 7:59 AM

    Wat een leuk plaatsje Bredevoort! Ben er nog nooit geweest maar zou er graag een keer naar toe willen. Ik ben dol op boeken :-)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2004 at 4:31 AM

    We would love to browse in the book shops. The canal picture is lovely. Another Interesting place.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Feb 24, 2004 at 4:47 AM

    Another great place you you bring near through your excellent photos and comments.

  • catnl's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2003 at 8:24 AM

    gave fotos!! wow, mooie site

  • dutch_anna's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2003 at 2:54 AM

    Great page, Truus! I am a book-worm too and visiting Bredevoort was an adventure.I found (and bought) books I was looking for for ages:)))

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2003 at 1:46 PM

    a lovely place and great pics ! - and a lot of food for book-worms of all kind ;-))

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