Published: October 1, 2017
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Windmills and scenery of Weesp

Photos of the Dutch city of Weesp in the province of North Holland.

The Vriendschap windmill

The Vriendschap windmill - Weesp, Netherlands "Vriendschap" (Friendship) is the name of this windmill, one of the three in Weesp, which replaced in the year 1900 the previous one from 1694, burnt by lightning.

A branch of the Vecht River in Weesp

A branch of the Vecht River in Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands The windmill in the picture is the Vriendschap.

Lange Vechtbrug

Lange Vechtbrug - Weesp, Netherlands The drawbridge of Weesp known as Lange Vechtbrug ("long bridge of the Vecht").

A canal in the center of Weesp

A canal in the center of Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands

The Eendragt windmill

The Eendragt windmill - Weesp, Netherlands This windmill is located next to the Vriendschap, on the bank of the Vecht. It is an octagonal windmill from 1691.

The Vriendschap windmill seen from the Utrechtseweg street

The Vriendschap windmill seen from the Utrechtseweg street - Weesp, Netherlands

Another scenery of Weesp with the Vriendschap windmill

Another scenery of Weesp with the Vriendschap windmill - Weesp, Netherlands

Oudegracht Street and Canal as seen from Breedstraat street

Oudegracht Street and Canal as seen from Breedstraat street - Weesp, Netherlands The center of Weesp.

Profile of the Vriendschap windmill

Profile of the Vriendschap windmill - Weesp, Netherlands

The Vriendschap windmill on a cloudy day

The Vriendschap windmill on a cloudy day - Weesp, Netherlands

Oudegracht and homes in the center of Weesp

Oudegracht and homes in the center of Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands The "Old Canal" of Weesp.

Home gardens and the Vriendschap windmill

Home gardens and the Vriendschap windmill - Weesp, Netherlands

Sint-Laurentiuskerk of Weesp

Sint-Laurentiuskerk of Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands Neo-Gothic church of Saint Lawrence from 1876.

Bell tower and spire of Sint-Laurentiuskerk

Bell tower and spire of Sint-Laurentiuskerk - Weesp, Netherlands The spire was added in the year 1900. Unfortunately, the church suffered a fire last November, 2016, which damaged the structure and collapsed the spire.

Saint Lawrence Church • Sint-Laurentiuskerk

Saint Lawrence Church • Sint-Laurentiuskerk - Weesp, Netherlands

Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk of Weesp

Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk of Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands The "Great or St. Lawrence Church" from 1462, in the center of Weesp, also dedicated to Saint Lawrence. The carillon of its tower, from 1671, is a work by Pieter Hemony, who also made many carillons in Amsterdam.

The Vechtbrug drawbridge and the tower-fortress on the Ossenmarkt

The Vechtbrug drawbridge and the tower-fortress on the Ossenmarkt - Weesp, Netherlands In the background on the right, the fort at the Ossenmarkt of Weesp, a defensive structure from 1861.

Vessels in the Vecht and houses of Weesp on the riverbank

Vessels in the Vecht and houses of Weesp on the riverbank - Weesp, Netherlands On the right you can see the Vechtbrug bridge, and even the Vriendschap and Eendragt windmills, also on the banks of the Vecht.

One of the quays in Weesp

One of the quays in Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands

The Herengracht canal in the center of Weesp

The Herengracht canal in the center of Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands This drawbridge is known as the "Zwaantjesbrug" (Little Swan bridge).

The WSV quay and the Vriendschap windmill

The WSV quay and the Vriendschap windmill - Weesp, Netherlands Vessels moored at the quay of the Water Sports Association ("watersportvereniging") "The Vecht" of Weesp.

The tower-fortress at the Ossenmarkt

The tower-fortress at the Ossenmarkt - Weesp, Netherlands

Another view of the Eendragt windmill

Another view of the Eendragt windmill - Weesp, Netherlands

The Vriendschap windmill

The Vriendschap windmill - Weesp, Netherlands

The Eendragt windmill waving the Weesp flag

The Eendragt windmill waving the Weesp flag - Weesp, Netherlands

The Oudegracht canal in the center of Weesp

The Oudegracht canal in the center of Weesp - Weesp, Netherlands The Van Houtenkerk Church from 1906 stands out in the picture with its spire; it is also known as the Chocolate Church ("Chocoladekerkje"), since it was built by the Van Houten chocolate makers family.

Laurentiuskerk • Church of Saint Lawrence

Laurentiuskerk • Church of Saint Lawrence - Weesp, Netherlands


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