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I live in Krimpen aan de Lek in the province of South-Holland, one of the twelve provinces which the Netherlands is divided into. We live in a polder- land
A polder (Dutch pronunciation: [pɔldər]) is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes that forms an artificial hydrological entity, meaning it has no connection with outside water other than through manually operated devices.
You can expect to see a lot of water, grass-land with cattle, windmills to keep the polder dry, and dikes. This part of the country is also very flat!
Our village is more than 150 years old.
Krimpen aan de Lek is a town on the River Lek in the municipality of Krimpenerwaard, province of South Holland, the Netherlands.
The name Krimpen comes from the archaic word "Krempener", meaning "river crossing". Therefore Krimpen aan de Lek means "Crossing on the Lek".
Krimpen aan de Lek is a quiet and scenic village with 3 elementary schools.
To cross the Lek we need a ferry.
Coming into Krimpen the first building on the left
is the Dutch Reformed Church.
On top of the Tower we see the weather-vane representing a whale,
because it was from this place
that the whalers left bound for the northerly seas of our globe.
Walking down the dike we pass these old houses.
They look so comfortable and beautiful.
At the bottom of the dike we are welcomed
by a group of first inhabitants,
who must have lived here for a long time.
|The River Lek|