Sunday, September 28, 2008
We were lucky enough to be in Rhenen for its 750 year celebration. Needless to say that a lot has happened in this small city over the centuries and some of it can be found in the local museum. During this anniversary celebration, the museum, churches and other places of interest are available for public tours. There was also a parade, boat tour, displays and special dinner in front of the stadhuis (otherwise known as the town hall) with entertainment.
Anneke’s sister arranged in advance for us to get tickets to the dinner. So we first toured the windmill still occupied by a family with three children. Then we looked thru the exhibitions in the streets and saw some of the floats and other entries in the parade that we missed while on the boat tour, the museum and large church. As in times long past, the events centered on the courtyard of the church.
The dinner with wine was the highlight of the event and a good time was had by all. The entertainment was a troubadour group in period dress and appeared to be a big hit.