Monday, 25 July 2011

Batavia Stad

June, 26, 2011

We went for the sales in Batavia Stad, an open- air outlet in our province, Flevoland.

From Batavia Stad

Once a year we go there. This time I needed to buy a swimsuit, a bag, sun glasses and a watch. I was very pleased with the prices I found.

I came happy from there.

We had a delicious lunch in La Place. :-)

From Batavia Stad

The weather was also nice. A sunny and warm day, very pleasant for a walk and to admire the replica of "Batavia", a ship that was built in Amsterdam in 1628 at the behest of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).

From Batavia Stad

On the site about Batavia, we can read the whole story: "On 4 June, 1629,however, the ship, carrying a crew of 332 and heading for Java, was wrecked on its maiden voyage off the coast of Western Australia.

From Batavia Stad

[...] The reconstruction of the Batavia was an initiative of master shipbuilder Willem Vos. It started in 1985 and under Vos's impassioned guidance, a changing group of long-term unemployed, volunteers and employees worked on the ship.

From Batavia Stad

The basic aim was to create an authentic reconstruction, using original materials and a traditional construction method. The ship is built entirely out of Danish oak and decorated with several hundred hand-carved figures and ornaments. The rigging and guns have also been reconstructed.

On 7 April 1995, the ‘Batavia' was christened and launched by Queen Beatrix. Since then, the Batavia has attracted visitors to Batavia Yard in Lelystad on a daily basis."

I will come back to Batavia Stad. I want to visit Batavia and also the Niew Land and the RACM museums.

From Batavia Stad

The Nieuw Land museum introduces visitors to the history of Flevoland. We can learn about the neolithic Swifterbant Culture inhabitants of the marsh lands, past the medieval lords of Kuinre, the fishermen and island dwellers through to stories about the land reclamation and pioneers of the new land, and also admire seven magnificent model ships from the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

RACM is about nautical and sub-aquatic archaeology. The RACM is home to the largest nautical archaeological depot of the Netherlands. More than 30,000 artifacts are shown, all taken from ships. There are even complete ship wrecks: from a Roman vessel to a regular barge service vessel. Besides, specialists will be working while we visit. This I found very interesting!


Margarida Elias said...

O barco tem um aspecto fantástico. Pode visitar-se? Bj!

Presépio no Canal said...

Sim, Margarida, podemos visita-lo. :-) Haja um fim-de-semana mais soalheiro e vamos la visita-lo. Uns amigos nossos ja la foram com o filhote e gostaram muito. Beijinhos!

Invader Stu said...

That's one hell of an impressive boat.

By the way, I just saw the link you put up. I owe you a big thank you (and maybe somewhere along the line a cake :p)

Presépio no Canal said...

;-)) I wish you all the good luck with the selling of the flat! And a big cake to celebrate it, of course!
I can't wait for the funny stories in your blog! The visitors, the questions and so on...:-)))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sandra dearest!

There is so much to see here in your new homeland...the history is so rich and goes back so far, then the modern mixed in with the old is just intriguing. I have so many of you dear Dutch friends that I feel such a connection to your home. THANK YOU for visiting and for your kind words..many hugs to you and I hope you get to enjoy some good weather!!!! BISOUS! Anita

Presépio no Canal said...

Dear Anita, I wish too some good weather because I'm feeling so tired of this rain. It's the worst summer since I arrived here.
Thank you for visiting me! I wish you would be here!