"Appingedam lovely town in Northern Netherlands." Appingedam by Waalewiener

Appingedam Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 80 photos

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This will be a page about a lovely Town in the far Northeast of the Netherlands, a lovely Town with great history and some wonderful old buildings of the middle ages.In the early Middle Ages Appingedam was an important seaport.After the years the seagoing ships disappeared ,but the water remained important part of Appingedam. More about Appingedam will be in following chapters and in the following tips.
Roelien drove us from her house in Hoogkerk through a little country road and we visited Roelien place of birth ,Garrelsweer,and just past Garrelsweer is the Town of Appingedam. thank you Roelien for showing us these beautiful places .

A lovely Town with quiet surroundings , wonderful place for a visit, there are two Medieval Towns in the province of Groningen ,1) Groningen ,2 ) Appingedam.
The name Appingedam came in existence on the banks of the '' Delf ''
now called het '' Damsterdiep '' around 1200 the name originates from ''Appe'' or ''Apt'' The first inhabitants settled on the high banks of the marches and waterways .These places did not give sufficient protection for flooding ,so they were heightened and that's how dwelling mounts ,called "'Wierden or Terpen "came to be. Several of these mounds can be seen around Appingedam e,g '' de Wierde '' ,'' Opwierde ''etc.

This is the City/Council Hall,it is one of the smallest in the Netherlands,an it has a wonderful Renaissance looking front.
This building was build in 1630 and it was use as an ''Guild of Citizens Soldiers ( Schuttersgilde) .Until 1824 the ground level part wa sused as a '' Weigh House ''.
de" Waag '' in the Dutch langauge.The City Council occupied the top floor . see in the the tip section for this building for more information

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The lovely character of the a Dutch little town is priceless
  • In a nutshell:If you go to the Netherlands try visiting Appingedam.
  • Last visit to Appingedam: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2003
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  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2007 at 2:00 PM

    Gheee ... brings back some memories. I used to live for almost 2 years in Appingedam. Never really got settled though ...

  • Nighthawk2's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2004 at 9:23 AM

    help ... my mom &nd you :p nice picca's ;) .. thankx v0or c0mment 0n my page ;) byee! jac0

  • aukjejetty's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    I studied in Groningen, was brought up near Assen and never once have I thought of going to see Appingedam, after reading your page I will stop by next time I'm in the neighbourhood! Thanks.

  • nighthawk's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2003 at 1:31 PM

    leaving my traces all over yr pages re-living that visit ... what a great time we had!! thanks!

  • Burtty's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2003 at 7:29 AM

    What a nice town to visit!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2003 at 10:27 PM

    That bridge is indeed typical! Fine page, Hans.

  • Alphons's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2003 at 7:33 AM

    Hi Wielewaaier. Very nice page and pics, greetings Alphons

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2003 at 11:51 AM

    Appingedam looks a nice place..Beautifull photos..you are very bizzy with so much photos.and places...Nice!!

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2003 at 10:41 AM

    Lovely page and excellent photos in travelogue. Thanks for sharing

  • MATIM's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 10:57 AM

    I think Appingedam is a real nice place to visit.

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