Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 10/04/2008


Photo taken on October  3, 2008



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Foudgum in Friesland: Church

Foudgum in Friesland: Church
Records of a church on this spot go back to the 12th century. It is built on a slight hill (terp in Dutch), to keep it dry when there was a flood. Most of the church was rebuilt in the early 19th century, but a piece of the tower is still original.

The village Foudgum is famous because the Dutch 19th century writer and poet François Haverschmidt was a minister there from 1859 to 1862. The difference between his student days in Leiden and this rural village with more conservative attitudes could not be greater.
Foudgum has since decided to honour Haverschmidt by naming several streets after him and placing a monument in front of the church.

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Mooi kerkje; interessante info om te lezen.
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
Foudgum heeft zelfs een website:
www.foudgumonline.eu
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Michiel 2005
Bedankt voor de link; ga dat zeker eens bekijken.
3 years ago.