Medieval Elburg some summers ago

It is almost three summers ago when we first visited Elburg. Lucky with both the weather and the timing of the annual market day, we had wonderful memories from that visit.

In this post, let me take you back to that glorious summer day.

The Vischpoort in Elburg

The Vischpoort in Elburg

The harbor

The harbor

Traditional wooden boats anchored at the harbor in Elburg

Traditional wooden boats anchored at the harbor in Elburg

You can judge how warm the day was from this picture...  ;-)

You can judge how warm the day was from this picture… ;-)

Terrace restaurants filled to the brim because of the Annual Market Day

Terrace restaurants filled to the brim because of the Annual Market Day

My favorite arched bridge

My favorite arched bridge

View from the bridge

View from the bridge

View from one side of the bridge of the canal bank planted with flowers

View from one side of the bridge of the canal bank planted with flowers

A closer look at the arched bridge

A closer look at the arched bridge

Another angle of the bridge

Another angle of the bridge

Lotus-filled canal

Lotus-filled canal

Ducks lay their eggs on this basket

Ducks lay their eggs on this basket

A very sweet dog we met while having our stroll along the canal.

A very sweet dog we met while having our stroll along the canal.

Francesca was charmed by this sweet dog.

Francesca was charmed by this sweet dog.

They became instant friends

They became instant friends

Best of friends some summers ago...

Best of friends some summers ago…

Wild blooms everywhere

Wild blooms everywhere

Ducks

Ducks

Lotus blooms

Lotus blooms

Father and daughter

Father and daughter

Father and daughter

Father and daughter

Francesca

Francesca

Everything was just so green and beautiful...

Everything was just so green and beautiful…

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Francesca with her ice cream

Francesca with her ice cream

Me and my little girl

Me and my little girl

Me and my little girl

Me and my little girl

Plant arrangement in the shape of a sail boat

Plant arrangement in the shape of a sail boat

Me and my little girl

Me and my little girl

Dutch cheeses

Dutch cheeses

Mustard

Mustard

Smoked fish sold by this bearded gentleman

Smoked fish sold by this bearded gentleman

Cheeses

Cheeses

Wild boar stew sold with compote from wild berries -- products of the Veluwe, the forested area in the center of the Netherlands.

Wild boar stew sold with compote from wild berries — products of the Veluwe, the forested area in the center of the Netherlands.

Strawberries

Strawberries

Apple juice and cider from apple orchard in the polder (reclaimed land from the sea).

Apple juice and cider from apple orchard in the polder (reclaimed land from the sea).

Fresh summer fruits

Fresh summer fruits

Speculaas - Dutch spice cookies

Speculaas – Dutch spice cookies

A harp player providing entertainment to visitors of Elburg

A harp player providing entertainment to visitors of Elburg

Cozy windows

Cozy windows

Cozy row houses

Cozy row houses

Lunch of fried eel

Lunch of fried eel

Francesca's choice of bread with friend egg

Francesca’s choice of bread with friend egg

The sky when it was time to leave...

The sky when it was time to leave…

About Malou
I'm a mom to a five-year old little girl with interest in cooking, baking, traveling and photography. Castles and palaces are special favorites so when weather permits for a good walk on weekends, me, hubby and little girl are always out for a bit of adventure.

46 Responses to Medieval Elburg some summers ago

  1. What a great trip! I loved the open market and the pond. Your husband is just as good a photographer as you! The pix of you and your daughter are wonderful!

  2. meryscarsa says:

    Malou, what a beatiful place!! Interesting and lovely place!! As always your photos are incredible. I love the bridge ones and the French summer fruit one. Francesca was so little, she is a little woman right now. I am waiting for the next post, where are we going?.
    Warmest regards from Capturaviaje.com

  3. Beautiful city. Loved the fish heads, (grin). My kind of photo.

  4. RoSy says:

    Thank you for sharing another wonderful piece of the world with us!
    Love the picture of the two best friends ;)

  5. Love ALL photos but most esp of Francesca, the dog & the arched bridge!

  6. Beautiful photos as always. I think I will have to put Elburg on our list of places to visit.

  7. lucindalines says:

    Thanks for sharing the trip even if a few years ago. Also I like your new background.

  8. scroungelady says:

    I like the bridge as well.

  9. marysmemories says:

    lovely photos and look at Francesca, how your ‘little girl’ has grown since then.

  10. chrisstov says:

    Some lovely reflections in those pictures especially in the close up of the bridge.

  11. Delightful!
    Look at all those cookies!

    Hey, really admire the ‘wallpaper’ behind your blog! Hmm, very stylish: like, like.

  12. Ah, quite a difference from the chilly version. I can see why Francesca & the dog became friends – they’re both adorable.

  13. Tom says:

    What a great photo capture of the day. The one of your daughter chasing after the dog is priceless!

  14. Purely.. Kay says:

    Malou, you and your daughter always look so adorable and amazing in your photos. Adored this post

  15. likeitiz says:

    I looked up Elburg and it’s quite an old city! how quaint. It must have been quite an idyllic day for the trip.

  16. That is a very pretty bridge.

  17. Such a magical, pastoral town, Malou! I agree with you re: your favorite bridge…a true masterpiece of ‘bridgery’ (is that a word?)! Lovely images, which make for great memories…thanks so for this share–it’s almost like being there!

    • Malou says:

      Thank you. It is always amazing to have that glimpse of the past long gone and still be able to link that to the present. Bridges and castles are personal favorites because of the link with the past. ;-)

  18. beautiful photos – thanks for sharing them!

  19. Celly says:

    Your photos are always so beautiful!

  20. cmbanerjee says:

    Great pictures! Love your daughter’s photo with you and her dog friend, priceless.

  21. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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