"Stellendam - Haringvliet Expo" Stellendam by BeaYong

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Stellendam

Lies on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee.

Goeree-Overflakkee is the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland, Netherlands. It is separated from Voorne-Putten and Hoeksche Waard by the Haringvliet, from the mainland of North Brabant by the Volkerak, and from Schouwen-Duiveland by Lake Grevelingen.

From west to east, it consists of the municipalities Goedereede, Dirksland, Middelharnis, Oostflakkee, Stellendam, Ouddorp.

Despite being part of South Holland Province, the island's scenery and dialect is closer related to Zeeland than to Holland.

Goeree- Overflakkee

This municipality consists of a number of towns. From west to east, they are Ouddorp (with Oostdijk), Goedereede (with Havenhoofd) and Stellendam.
Income consists mainly of tourism and fishery. Because of the extended and beautiful beach close by Ouddorp has a large number of camping grounds which is a big attraction for other inland Europeans, mainly Germans. Goedereede and Stellendam both have an extended fishing fleet.
Entering the town of Goedereede is like entering a different time. A town that takes you back a few centuries with its beautifully shaped buildings and tall church tower. Goedereede is one of two towns on the island that ever obtained city rights.
Stellendam was hit hard in the 1953 storm flood and several monuments in the town commemorate this tragic event. Next to Stellendam lies the Haringvlietdam which shelters the Haringvliet from the North Sea, this dam is part of the Delta Project. On the island's side of the dam a 'Delta Expo' can be found with informative tours that guide you through the dam.

Fairs and festivities at Expo

22/23 Nov. 2008 : Creativity Fair (Gemstonetrees will be there!)

13/14 Dec. 2008 : Christmas Fair

21/22 March 2009: trading goods Fair

23/24 May 2009 : trading goods Fair

25/26 July 2009 : trading goods Fair

26/27 Sept. 2009 : trading goods Fair

24/25 Okt. 2009 : Creativity Fair ( Gemstonetrees will be there! )

12/13 Dec. 2009 : Christmas Fair

  • Last visit to Stellendam: Nov 2008
  • Intro Written Nov 4, 2008
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