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Castle Middachten

Don't walk too fast, there is not much so see (exept the beautiful nature and a long walk to the Carolinahoeve (a restaurant located in the forrest), but a few famous people lived here. Or they stayed here for their holliday. 

On a bench near the IJssel, are sitting two sculptures. These are Simon and Tiny Carmiggelt. Simon Carmiggelt was a writer and wrote also little "strange" short stories in the Newspaper het Parool. He used a pseudonym for it "Kronkel" . Mostley in the summer he was spending much time in the Hotel Benvenuto, which was the property of the Fam. Hekkelman. (nice people). Before he stayed in Benvenuto, he stayed in Hotel de Engel. An saying of simon carmiggelt was:

 'De geheelonthouders hebben gelijk,
maar alleen de drinkers weten waarom'

 Theo Goedvriend a very famous dutch painter lived here.

The old postoffice
He made a lot of paintings from the Veluwe.

Wim Kan (a very famous solo) sketch player lived in rheden. Together with is wife Corrie.

From the beginning of the Middleages Ellecom belonged to the socalled civil service from Rheden, it was orginated in 1573 through an merger  of Rheden and Velp. The aristocracy owned the most pieces of land and ruled over it.  

If you are interested in visiting a castle, Biljoen in Velp (near Arnhem) is open to visit for a SHORT while. This is an exception because the castle is sold to The organisation Gelderslandschap and Geldersche Kastelen. On several days there will be small organized groupexcurions.  It is expensive. 10 euro per person. This visit is possible between 13th of June and the end of July. From the date 20th of april you can make a reservation by calling 026-3552555 Option 3. This is only possible in the year 2009! In november of this year only the park will be open for a visit, because the castle has new inhabitants.

YantiSoeparno says:
Hehehe I still don't get the idea. I don't know the context. Anyway, thank you for translating it ;D
Posted on: Dec 22, 2008
gejah says:
The total abstainers are right,but only the drinkers now why!
Posted on: Dec 22, 2008
YantiSoeparno says:
Thanks for sharing this information, Gejah.
What did Simon Carmiggelt say in Engish? I don't speak Dutch ;-) not yet...
Posted on: Dec 21, 2008
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Castle Middachten
Castle Middachten
The old postoffice
The old postoffice
Hotel de Engel
Hotel de Engel
Middachter allee
Middachter allee
View over the IJssel. Probably at …
View over the IJssel. Probably at…
Actually Ellecom!
Actually Ellecom!
Simon Carmiggelt
Simon Carmiggelt
The Married couple Carmiggelt!
The Married couple Carmiggelt!
Gelderse toren
Gelderse toren
old picture from Castle biljoen
old picture from Castle biljoen
KAMPEN (this is for JP)
KAMPEN (this is for JP)
10 km (6 miles) traveled
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photo by: gejah