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Anna Catharina Ross
Johan Van Dijk

FECC GALA Dies Natalis
6-7-8th October 2006    -   Zevenaar, The Netherlands

Journey to the oldest region in Holland, along the the Rhine where Holland meets Germany and Belgium.
is approximately 15 km. from the picturesque historic City of Arnhem, both are in the province of Gelderland, about an hour's drive from Amsterdam and close to the border with Belgium and Germany. Zevenaar year round enjoys its picturesque spot along the lower Rhine River. It is an old City and is proud to host the 2nd oldest windmill in all of Holland.
Every year they invite the province of Gelderland to attend their Carnival parade.  

zevenaar.nl/ official city site

  • Angerlo was merged into Zevenaar on January 1 2005
  • Things to Do in Zevennaar at virtualtourist.com

    Places To Stay

    By AIR: Location municipality Zevenaar
    Weeze Airport [NRN] or Niederrhein Airport (25 km) www.flughafen-niederrhein.de    or airport-weeze.de  
    Weeze Airport is used only by low-cost carriers, especially by Ryanair.
    wiki/Airport_Weeze - In 2006 there was a legal battle being waged to close the airport. Its IATA-Code is "NRN" because of its former name Flughafen Niederrhein.
    Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (128 km) www.schiphol.nl/  Schiphol ranked fourth in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. The Dutch Railways operate a major passenger train station directly underneath the passenger terminal complex
    Düsseldorf DUS( 100 km).duesseldorf-international.de
    osts 101 airlines with 500 takeoffs and landings per day making it Germany's 3rd largest.  wiki/Düsseldorf
     TIPS  Use the wiki links to quickly locate  airline & city matches which work best for you. Then check airline site for specials


    By Train & Bus
    There are  trains to the major railway station Arnhem including high speed train connections to Amsterdam and Frankfurt
    From here you can connect to Zevennaar by train or bus.
     Outside the railway station in central Arnhem is the main bus station.
    [Arnhem has three other stations, namely: Arnhem Velperpoort, Arnhem Presikhaaf and Arnhem Zuid.].ns.nl/

    wiki/Railway stations Netherlands

    By Car
     From Amsterdam go via the A2 to Utrecht, and then A12 direct to Arnhem. Take the exit Arnhem Noord (exit 26).
    From Germany via the A 12.
    Take the exit Arnhem Noord (exit 26)
    Zevennar-mapquest.jpg Download
    By Boat
    RhineRiver-map.jpgRiver cruises from Rotterdam to Switzerland anchor in Arnhem, but also short daytrips are possible from here. To Nijmegen, Zevenaar, Zutphen or Kleve (Germany)
    Download The Buitenmolen in Zevenaar is the second oldest windmill in The Netherlands. The oldest is in the neighbouring city Zeddam. It was built between 1440 and 1450. You can have a look inside on saturdays between 10 and 4 and also whenever the windmill is in use. You can still buy flower at the shop Buitenmolen in Zeddam by Imaniac
    Download Liemars Museum
    Download Cruise the Rhine River
    Why November 11th?
    Zevenaar Karnaval along with many Carnavals in the Netherlands and throughout Europe begin on this day.
    November 11th was originally called "Armistice Day" because...at 11:00 AM, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
    in 1918, the First World War came to an end.
    It was called "The War to End All Wars" but we know that is not the case.  Still as we begin the season of the Merry Monarch we can wish that everyone could join us in the joy and sharing for the spell of Carnaval time.


    Arnhem (pop. 135 000) called the “Garden City on the Rhine and is known for its rich cultural climate, attractive city centre, major railway hub

    Arnhem, is first mentioned in written history  in 893. Its importance as a Rhine River City began in 1233 when it was removed from control of the abbey of Prüm, settled and fortified.

    Today Arnhem is the services capital of the eastern Netherlands, Arnhem is centrally located in a powerful economic region with a population of more than 700,000 that is generally recognized as one of Europe’s core economic areas with the highest growth capacity.

    http://www.arnhem.nl official city site [English Deutsch]

    Places To Stay

    Arnhem Attractions
    Kröller Müller Museum Download Art lovers will want to visit Otterloo and its collection of van Goghs at the Kroller Muller Museum as well as the famous sculpture garden
    GETTING THERE: located within the Hoge Veluwe National Park and only a short drive from Arnhem
    Kröller Müller Museum by holland.com
    Download Hoge Veluwe National Park
    Eusebius Within the Eusebius- churchtower in Arnhem, is one of the largest clocks in Europe. Visitors are allowed to ring the clock after riding up to it in a glass elevator
    Arnhem Museum of Modern Art

    the Airborne Museum
    in nearby Grote Hartensteyn
    The Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek keeps alive the memory of the Battle of Arnhem. The movie A Bridge Too Far told a World War 2 story of the battle over a bridge which was held by the Germans. The 'Battle for the Rhine Bridge' was part of the operation 'Market Garden'. British, American and Polish airborne forces were to capture the bridges over rivers and waterways from the Belgian border to Arnhem.
    The Open Air Museum of DownloadNational Heritage  Arnhem


    The Open Air Museum occupies a magnificent park with more than 80 historic houses and farms from different parts of the country. These afford a unique view of daily life and work in the Netherlands over the past 400 years.
    Experience the awesome power of a steam engine on a Friesian dairy farm. See how a fisherman’s family in the village of Marken used to live and eat a meal with the farmers on a Betuwe farm.
      From an historic paper-mill to a 1950’s health centre, history really comes alive here. wiki/National_Heritage_Museum,_Arnhem
    won the European Museum of the Year Award in 2005

    Burgers' Zoo  www.burgerszoo.nl 
    Antoon van Hooffplein 1 Arnhem, Gelderland 6816 SH +31 26 442 4534 / +31 26 445 0373
    This animal park for all ages is
    the biggest and most visited zoo in the Netherlands, featuring an underwater walkthrough, desert, a rainforest and 'Safari Park'. Safari Park features a 250-metre-long walking bridge replicates a savannah landscape and is filled with giraffes, zebras, many antelopes, rhinoceroses
    GETTING THERE: Bus: From Arnhem train station take line 3 to park entrance.
    Burgers' Zoo by holland.com

    more Attractions

    Arnhem Holland
    Pictures of Arnhem
    Gelderland Province
    Location of Gelderland
    Gelderland Cities
    Arnhem -Province capital city 
    Aalten | Apeldoorn |
    | Barneveld | Berkelland | Beuningen | Brummen | Bronckhorst | Buren | Culemborg | Doesburg | Doetinchem | Druten | Duiven | Ede | Elburg | Epe | Ermelo | Geldermalsen | Groesbeek | Harderwijk | Hattem | Heerde | Heumen | Lingewaal | Lingewaard | Lochem | Maasdriel | Millingen aan de Rijn | Montferland | Neder-Betuwe | Neerijnen | Nijkerk |
    Holland’s oldest town
     Founded by the Romans, Nijmegen is set high above the river Waal and Rhine in the midst of dense woodlands and hills. In this bustling, lively city you’ll find treasured historic buildings and parks.
    Museums of interest include the Het
    Valkhof Museum, The Africa Museum, Biblical Open Air Museum and the National Liberation Museum National Liberation Museum (1944-1945).
    Nunspeet | Oldebroek | Oost Gelre | Oude IJsselstreek | Overbetuwe | Putten | Renkum | Rheden | Rijnwaarden | Rozendaal | Scherpenzeel | Tiel | Ubbergen | Voorst | Wageningen | West Maas en Waal | Westervoort | Wijchen | Winterswijk | Zaltbommel |
    A Dedication to Bacchus
    Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
    The Netherlands Greatest Carnaval Artist [click pic]


    Zevenaars Karnaval Groups
    The Carnival federation Boemelburcht consist of 7 active carnival societies of this region. The Carnaval begins at 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month and concluded on the pre-Lenten Catholic holiday of Shrove Tuesday


    6-7-8th October
    Zevenaar, The Netherlands

    From 6-8th October 2006 this prestigious event will take in the Dutch city Zevenaar. Zevenaar is the region-capital of the LIEMERS REGION.
    The Municipality consist 7 villages and has approximately 32,000 citizens.
    The program:
    6th October 15.00-18.00  arrival guests
                        18.30          welcome speech
                        18.30          diner
                        20.00          spectacular carnival evening with the collaboration of all the carnival clubs and bands
    7th October  09.00-10.00 breakfast
                        10.30-11.00 presentation Budva (Montenegro) (optional) Download
                        12.00-15.00 boat trip over river Rhine with lunch
                        18.00-20.00 reception town hall by the Mayor
                        20.30-21.00 welcome ceremony
                        21.00          gala DIES NATALIS DINER in Cazera DE KROON
    8th October  08.00-09.30 breakfast
                        09.30-11.00 farewell party
    The all-in cost for 3 days is €.195,00.
    For information please contact :

    Von 6 bis 8.Oktober 2006 das prestigiöse Ereignis werd in Zevenaar stattfinden. Zevenaar ist die Kreisstadt des Kreises De Liemers. Die Stadt Zevenaar umfasst 7 Dörfer und hat zirka 32.000 Einwohner. Die Karnevalsföderation umfasst 7 Karnevalsgesellschaften aus dieses Kreis.
    6.Oktober  15.00-18.00  Ankunft der Gäste
                      18.30          Willkommen Ansprach
                      18.30          Essen
                      20.00          Karnevalereignis des Zevenaar Karneval mit allen Karnevalsgesellschaften und Musikkappellen
    7.Oktober   09.00-10.00  Frühstück
                      10.30-11.00  Eventuelle Präsentattion der Stadt Budva (Montenegro)
                      12.00-15.00  Schifffahrt am Rhein mit Mittagessen
                      18.00-20.00  Empfang im Rathaus durch den Bürgermeister
                      20.30-21.00  Willkommenzeremonie
                      21.00           Gala Dies Natalis Essen
    8.Oktober   08.00-09.30  Frühstück
                      09.30-11.00  Auf Wiedersehn-Party
    Die gesammtkosten sind €.195,00 für 3 Tagen.
    Für Auskünfte und Anmeldungen kontakten Sie :

    More Info:
    Houseband FECC Netherlands WE uut Transmitter
    Cont. address; Willem de Zwijger laan 89, 6904CE, Zevenaar
    0316-330311, 53561304, info[at]wijuutzender.nl, 06.


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