Wednesday, May 7

In the old days, ...

I was pleasantly surprised by the MuZee in Scheveningen. This small museum offers a nice picture of what the activities in this popular bath resort and fishing harbor used to be around the beginning of the last century. It is also a nice place for the kids to celebrate their birthday, as they offer some activities like looking for shells (the museum owns a big collection of shells from around the world), as well as climbing to the top of the Scheveningen lighthouse.

If you wonder what those wooden picks on the pic above are for, then think of smoked eels. The fishes were hung on the stick before being smoked. If you want to see how they used to do it, then you must pay a visit to the harbor next 7th June on "Vlaggetjesdag" or the day celebrating the new haring season.


david santos said...

Hello, Lezard!
Excellent post.
You are master!
Have a nice day.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Love the first photo and find the second one particularly interesting, but the third one is just so cool. :)

(Thanks for that link, loved to see the the traditional Scheveningen costumes.)

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Sounds like a great day out with the kids.