Monday, October 15

Another canal view


Canal boats on the "Dunne Bierkade" in the centre. This canal is the last part of what is now being called the "Avenue Culinaire" of The Hague. I didn't have the opportunity to post any pic of the nice terrasses that you can find along those terrasses, not yet!!

This canal was digged around 1615, and is named after beer, then already the most important drink for all layers of the society. On this canal was the main location to trade beer with a lower alcohol percentage, the "dunne bier" or "clear beer". This beer with 1% alcohol was created then as an alternative to drink dirty water directly from the canal....Together with the next "Bierkade" canal, the place was already in the XVIIth century called the Beer Quay (to load / trade beer, which was coming from different part of the Netherlands).

6 comments:

Glenn Standish said...

Reminds me of Amsterdam! Greetings from TORUŃ DAILY PHOTO here in Poland. Do pop in today as we have a special competition...about a donkey!!! There is a prize at stake!

smilnsigh said...

Lovely view, and lovely reflections in the water.

Mari-Nanci
Photos-City-Mine

Marie said...

Very beautiful photo. I don't know much about the Netherlands but I lived in Belgium for a long time and i think the "atmosphere" is very similar....

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alice said...

Merci de ta visite sur Arradon DP! Je garde un excellent souvenir de notre petit périple néerlandais en 2005, à La Haye notamment, et cette photo est particulièrement évocatrice pour moi. Je me permets d'écrire en français car tu me sembles maîtriser cette langue à la perfection!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Beautiful reflection, and great info.