Saturday Feb 2nd. Amerongen

Written by Jack van Ommen on February 2nd, 2013

The sun came out after a short-lived early morning snow shower. This was my chance to ride one of the many bikes here and take the ferry across the Lek River to Amerongen. The river is a wild stream after the snow melt and the rain.  This is the same river I came up on to get on the Rhine in July 2010. Then the current was about 1 to 2 knots. Now it has to be anywhere from 5 to 7 knots.

Amerongen is a small jewel, it’s town center on the higher banks of the river remains unspoiled, maintaining the atmosphere of centuries ago. It has a gorgeous church Andrieskerk, Sain Andrew until the Reformation, the tower was built in 1527. I plan to attend the Dutch reformed service there tomorrow and I should have pictures of the elaborate interior for you in tomorrow’s posting.


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