I welcome you in my cozy house with a nice cup of coffee, or hot chocolate in winter. You will see a famous part of Urk. This is our 'walk of fame'. Our house is about a minute away from the lighthouse, the museum, the Old Bakery, the harbors and the beaches. Once you enter through the back door you will meet the traditional family life on Urk. After eating a piece of 'Dikkoek' according to the old recipe, I tell you the story about my great-grandmother and her special task at Urk. After that you are ready to do the laundry on the old traditional way. Prepare yourself to have hurting fingers and lots of fun. I can take a picture if you do this heavy work. Otherwise, others will never believe it. This experience is for all ages and will take only one hour. The experience is also suitable as a team or company outing. There is free parking at the Oslolaan car park. From there you walk to my address within five minutes. The carpark is also close to the beach, the old town, the harbor and the lighthouse.
I am born and raised on Urk and I live in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the former island. My father and grandfather were fishermen. I love the old traditions and costumes of Urk. My great-grandmother did worn her traditional costume till she was 99 years old. Since 1999, I dry my laundry every day on the old traditional way, like the people of Urk used to do it when Urk was still an island. You can also try it yourself. I love to share the old traditions while enjoying coffee and cake at the kitchen table inside my cozy house.
Coffee, tea, water. Dikkoek Two times coffee and tea in different flavors. Water as much as needed and empty bottles can be…
Coffee, tea, water Two times coffee and tea in different flavors. Water as much as needed and empty bottles can be refilled.
We will have the experience at my cozy house and in my front yard. You must have been in the alley behind our house when you visit the old city of Urk. If you can not find this place, you will miss a true experience. In the summer months it is a flower paradise and in winter there is almost a mystical atmosphere. In the summer you come into direct contact with the residents. You will be received very hospitable.
Ervaar tradities op een voormalig eiland