"WELCOME TO MY SCHOONHOVEN PAGE......:-)" Schoonhoven by eden_teuling

Schoonhoven Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 74 photos

SCHOONHOVEN, A NICE, SPECIAL LITTLE TOWN...

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....


BY BOAT FROM SCHOONHOVEN.....

to GELKENES.....

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


ON OUR WAY TO 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 and Cons
  • Pros:GREAT SURROUNDINGS, simple but nice TOWN, lovely people...
  • Cons:NONE...
  • In a nutshell:I SHOULD SAY: A MUST......ESPECIALLY FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA....
  • Intro Updated Sep 21, 2003
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  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2004 at 1:44 AM

    Must combine a visit with Leerdam soon.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2004 at 4:21 AM

    Great and... so Dutch pictures :-) Haha, cool statue and 2 calves in a meadow :-))) Silver, silver, well, matcrazy0 would love it - should we take good credit card there? :-)

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 2:04 AM

    I think the statue is telling me where the Biggest fish are hiding!! Dutch Windows and bikes doesn't get much more beautiful than that!!

  • Mauzl's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2003 at 12:39 PM

    love the work on the Silver & Gold-Smith works! Great pages - well done!!! :o)

  • TinKan's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2003 at 7:45 AM

    What a cool looking statue and a unique place to put a statue. Very nice pictures.

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2003 at 5:22 AM

    Even though it looks too cold for my old bones, would love to see the metalsmithing works. Do they also sell their work ??

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