A information to Urk, that is our second vlog (video weblog) about Urk, a small fishing city within the “bible belt” of The Netherlands that also maintains its previous traditions.
Extra at http://secretsofaworldtraveller.com/2015/06/07/city-full-of-old-traditions/
Urk is a typical metropolis had been traditions from previous nonetheless stand sturdy at the moment. Particularly on days like Urkerdag or Vlaggetjesdag folks costume up in conventional clothes and carry out chores and different issues like they did again within the day. Urk is a really spiritual metropolis and nearly all inhabitants are or had been fishermen. One of many traditions that also goes sturdy every day is males sporting golden earrings with ships on the waves. A few of them even have an earring with their title within the different ear. This custom stems from again within the day when males from Urk drowned whereas at sea they might get a correct burial paid for by town if that they had gold of their ears. On days like Urkerdag or Vlaagetjesdag you’ll be able to eat smoked salmon, smoked eel, fried kibbeling, salted uncooked herring and so forth. However you may as well purchase issues in your boat, outdated jewellery, cutlery, plates, and different knick-knacks. It’s superb to get a look of this in any other case so closed neighborhood. Whereas we had been there we discovered what Urk means and the place it comes from.
Urk was once an island, till the previous Zuiderzee turned the lake IJsselmeer. It’s finest generally known as a fishing village. On the harbor there’s at all times a great deal of exercise happening. You benefit from the motion from a distance on one of many many terraces. The identical harbor additionally affords all types of water sports activities alternatives.
Highlights of Urk
Urk’s historical past goes again over one thousand years. Go to the outdated village and you’ll nonetheless really feel the historical past it holds. Benefit from the lovely environment by strolling via the outdated village or from the water by boat. It’s extremely really helpful to eat some contemporary fish within the harbor. You can even take pleasure in wonderful fish dishes at one of many native eating places. The close by eel farm and a visit over the lake with the vacationer line to Enkhuizen are additionally extremely really helpful.
Go to Urk
Urk is a small village with a fantastic historical past, superb for pretty walks. Charming outlets, museums, seaside, harbor and pool are inside strolling distance. Do be aware that the vacationer line between Enkhuizen and Urk solely sails in summertime. Most inhabitants of Urk contemplate Sunday a day of relaxation, so it’s finest to go to Urk on weekdays or on a Saturday.
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