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Ritthem Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 17 photos

ZOMER IN ZEELAND AND.....

Today, Saturday 23 August there was SJEZENRINGRIJDEN in the sweet little village of RITTHEM......

Of course I went there to make a lovely new photo-reportage for you all!

This was again such a special thing, as special as this heat-wave summer in Zeeland this year that seems to be endless....... till in a mantle of mist AUTUMN will creep in......

Oh, how lost I shall feel when one day this SUMMER will come to an end and will leave us......

But this Saturday the traditional costumes, the gigs and the horses as well as the fantastic bouquets that adorned the gigs where such a pleasure to see, really something that made me very happy.

The atmosphere was great and the competitors did their utmost.....

See that lovely costume of each member of this real Zeeuws family.....so proud they are of these pricesless heirlooms, gold and lacework, hats and lace bonnets!!

MUCH MORE IS TO COME......go on exploring MY ZEELAND....


MISS WORLD.......

Hey, how about this blonde, blue-eyed Zeeuwse?

Couldn't she easily be THE MISS WORLD ??

No glamour, bathing suit / bikini, no high-heels but PURE beauty from ZEELAND.

The white froth around her head is de ZEEUWSE KAP, the "CURLS" hanging from her temples are GOLD CURLS .......and how about the coral nacklace with the wonderful gold CLASP??

Yes, for me, she is IT.


PURE CONCENTRATION.....

The man has to make sure that the horse is galopping and...in the right direction.

The woman carries the lance, a very long sharp lance with a metal point , and she has to try to pick the ring from the rope that is over the street in between two poles....

Both of them are in national costume and their gig has most wonderful bouquets!

Look at the nice legs of this horse....later on I got the opportunity to make a close-up which photo will appear here soon.......

This tradition/sport is such a joy to see.......

The jury also gives points for the way the horse and gig are decorated and adorned and how man, woman and often 1-2 children are looking......how fine their traditional clothes are.

Now PLEASE GO TO THE TIPS.....and TRAVELOGUES...


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A SWEET LITTLE VILLAGE WHERE LIFE IS GOOD....
  • Cons:NONE AT ALL.....
  • In a nutshell:DO TRY TO VISIT DURING YOUR STAY IN THE NETHERLANDS, VVV CAN GIVE ALL INFO YOU NEED.....
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  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2005 at 2:47 PM

    a little gem of a place (and page!). Very nice local custom that cart riding!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 3:44 AM

    Glad you decided to share this one with us. They sure know how to take care of their horses! Beautiful!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2003 at 8:28 AM

    Lovely village! Simple life is the best! Beautiful page! Thanks for sharing and please, please continue.

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