Thursday, October 25, 2007

Museum Broeker Auction

Today we drove all the way up to the North of Holland to visit Museum Broeker Auction. This building is really wonderful and is a state monument. It is situated in an area called The Thousand Islands and indeed all around there is water and the land where the vegetables are grown is only accessible by boot. The transport took place in wooden boats that we could see in this museum.

We were impressed by the big mooring halls and the beautiful auction room. We even became a trader in this lovely auction hall. They traded different kind of vegetables to give us an impression of a real auction. The clock starts at the highest price and slowly goes down. If the price suited you you could press a button and the one to press this button first had bought the goods on auction. We went home with tomatoes and a white cabbage and we paid a good price for both of them.

On this picture you see the auction taking place.

And here is a closer picture of the auction clock.After the auction we made a boat trip through the special Realm of the Thousand Islands, the orginial market gardening district. It was a lovely boat trip but good thing the boat was closed for the weather outside was very cold and windy. Oh and last but not least we even saw a nice picture of Ot and Sien in this museum.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dus toch gegaan

Anonymous said...

Dus toch gegaan