"WELCOME TO MY SCHOONHOVEN PAGE......:-)" Schoonhoven by eden_teuling
Schoonhoven Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 74 photos
SCHOONHOVEN is a very nice little town in our province of ZUID-HOLLAND ( 1 OF THE 12 PROVINCES we have)
It is important because there are the special SCHOOLS where young people can go (after highschool) to learn the goldsmith's and silversmith's Art. This school is here because Schoonhoven has always been a town of silversmithes and goldsmithes for CENTURIES and you can find SCHOONHOVENS works of Art in many MUSEUMS.
And belief me they are often priceless and of outstanding beauty and quality....
In the 17th Century there were already several silversmithes in SCHOONHOVEN .
The LORD JAN VAN BLOIS ordered that there had to be at least one silversmith in Schoonhoven and that was in the year 1375......
Lots have changed, but the name ZILVERSTAD is still in use and there are many students at the SPECIAL SCHOOLS........
This man in the photograph shows you the way because he is not from Schoonhoven but Zaltbommel nearby...... follow his directions....
That is the enormous advantage of such a country that has almost as much water as it has land...
Wherever you come you can make boat trips which imho young and old will enjoy!
Of course it is also possible to have wonderful TRIPS BY BIKES (You can rent a bike...) The Tourist Information Centre has everything info, maps and whatever you need.....and everything with a smile....
Here in lovely SCHOONHOVEN too...
Info at VVV Tourist Office,
address: Stadhuisstraat 1
2871 BR Schoonhoven
we preferred to travel along the river VLIST which is always a pleasure...
Nature is at its best in areas where rivers reign!
PLEASE, HAVE A LOOK AT MY TRAVELOGUES, MADE WITH LOVE AND CARE, PLEASURE AND RESPECT....
- Pros:GREAT SURROUNDINGS, simple but nice TOWN, lovely people...
- In a nutshell:I SHOULD SAY: A MUST......ESPECIALLY FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA....
This STICHTING is located in the WATER-TOWER and is the center of CONTEMPORARY SILVER WORK IN THE NETHERLANDS Of... more travel advice
In this GALERIJ is the largest private collection of "DRIE EEUWEN ANTIEK SCHOONHOVEN ZILVER" (3 Centuries of antique... more travel advice
Written Jan 12, 2005
SCHOONHOVEN AND SURROUNDINGS......
Written Jan 12, 2005
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