Emmen, The Netherlands
April 13, 2002
photos taken by Stan Schaap and Susan Kramer

1. On the map, the Netherlands is light gray color; area around Emmen is highlighted in yellow.
    Emmen is located about 5 miles west of the German border. The town is quaint and historic as seen in the photos following. Remains of early Neanderthal man were found in this area. It takes 2 hours to travel by train from Amsterdam via Zwolle to Emmen.
    Just wait till you see the large balanced rock in the photo below located near Zwolle.
    Today there was a folk dancing festival on the main square and we took photos of 2 dance groups plus a photo of a bronze statue on the square.
    The picture of Stan is on the side of a main street that is bordered by a wide parkway. The picture of Susan is in front of a great fabric store  - the word 'stoffen' means fabric. (Don't I look happy to have found this shop!)
    Much of the area of the town/village is tree lined. Reminds me of rural Maryland or Virginia. Much of the landscape east of Zwolle is woodsy rather than open farming land.
    Our quest today was to see if we liked the feel of the area to possibly buy our house there, and we did!

2. Decal on train window in foreground; typical farm house with thatched room viewed as we sped by.











13. Unbelievable balancing act; the rock being balanced is at least 20 feet long.

more family photos:
Family and Travels in The Netherlands 2001 and Family in Maryland, USA http://www.susankramer.com/familypix.html
Family in Chicago 2001  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix2.html
Family and Travels in California 2001  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix3.html
Photos of Paris 2001  http://www.susankramer.com/parisphotos.html
Christmas in The Netherlands, 2001  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix4.html
Kröller-Müller Museum sculpture garden, The Netherlands  http://www.susankramer.com/sculptures.html
Dolls & Bunnies  http://www.susankramer.com/dolls.html
Family, Friends & Views in America and Europe  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix5.html
Memories from the Past  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix7.html
May 2002 - Birthdays, Polly and Greg, Chicago and California  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix8.html
May 17-23, 2002, Santa Barbara and Goleta, California  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix9.html
May 17-23, 2002, More Events in California http://www.susankramer.com/familypix10.html
Western Europe and the USA http://www.susankramer.com/ourworld.html
Summer Vacations 2002, Part I  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix11.html
Summer Vacations 2002, Part II  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix12.html
Stan's Family in The Netherlands  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix13.html
Castricum, The Netherlands  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix14.html
Hoffman and Melocik Family Photos  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix15.html
Christmas in The Netherlands 2002  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix16.html
Christmas (and more) in America 2002  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix17.html
Castricum, March 2003 and Beyond  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix18.html
Castricum, and Father's Day June 15, 2003 http://www.susankramer.com/familypix19.html
Flowers in the Yard, Castricum June, 2003  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix20.html
Bluetits - Pimpelmezen  http://www.susankramer.com/birds.html
Rice family visits The Netherlands  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix21.html
Trip to Family in America, September 2003  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix22.html
Garden and Birds in Castricum, November 2003  http://www.susankramer.com/familypix23.html

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