Ervaar tradities op een voormalig eiland

Urk, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Truitje

60 mins, Hosted in English and Dutch
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I welcome you in my cozy house with a nice cup of coffee, or hot chocolate in winter. You will see a famous part of Urk. This is our 'walk of fame'. Our house is about a minute away from the lighthouse, the museum, the Old Bakery, the harbors and the beaches. Once you enter through the back door you will meet the traditional family life on Urk. After eating a piece of 'Dikkoek' according to the old recipe, I tell you the story about my great-grandmother and her special task at Urk. After that you are ready to do the laundry on the old traditional way. Prepare yourself to have hurting fingers and lots of fun. I can take a picture if you do this heavy work. Otherwise, others will never believe it. This experience is for all ages and will take only one hour. The experience is also suitable as a team or company outing. There is free parking at the Oslolaan car park. From there you walk to my address within five minutes. The carpark is also close to the beach, the old town, the harbor and the lighthouse.
Other things to note
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I welcome you in my cozy house with a nice cup of coffee, or hot chocolate in winter. You will see a famous part of Urk. This is our 'walk of fame'. Our house is about a minute away from the lighthouse, the museum, the Old Bakery, the harbors and the beaches. Once you enter through the back door you will meet the traditional family life on Urk. After eating a piece of 'Dikkoek' according to the old recipe, I tell you the story about my great-gran…

What's included

  • Food
    Two times coffee and tea in different flavors. Water as much as needed and...
  • Drinks
    Two times coffee and tea in different flavors. Water as much as needed and...

Meet your host, Truitje

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am born and raised on Urk and I live in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the former island. My father and grandfather were fishermen. I love the old traditions and costumes of Urk. My great-grandmother did worn her traditional costume till she was 99 years old. Since 1999, I dry my laundry every day on the old traditional way, like the people of Urk used to do it when Urk was still an island. You can also try it yourself. I love to share the old traditions while enjoying coffee and cake at the kitchen table inside my cozy house.
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Where you'll be

We will have the experience at my cozy house and in my front yard. You must have been in the alley behind our house when you visit the old city of Urk. If you can not find this place, you will miss a true experience. In the summer months it is a flower paradise and in winter there is almost a mystical atmosphere. In the summer you come into direct contact with the residents. You will be received very hospitable.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Annemarie
July 2020
Truitje is een superhost die over het leven in het oude dorp heeft verteld en ons oude gebruiken heeft laten ervaren! Superleuk om mee te maken!
Heidi
May 2020
Om echt iets te leren kennen van het plaatsje Urk is het superleuk om naar de verhalen van Truitje te luisteren. Je ziet dat ze echt met hart en ziel vertelt over de historie en op onze vragen haalde ze alles tevoorschijn om ons een uitgebreide blik te geven op de klederdracht van Urk. Echt alsof je bij familie thuis bent en erbij hoort!
Om echt iets te leren kennen van het plaatsje Urk is het superleuk om naar de verhalen van Truitje te luisteren. Je ziet dat ze echt met hart en ziel vertelt over de historie en op…
Annick
August 2019
Erg fijne ervaring. Een aanrader om bij Truitje langs te gaan. Je wordt warm verwelkomd en krijgt een gepassioneerde host.
Jet
August 2019
Wij voelden ons op ons gemak bij Truitje, ze is een leuke gastvrouw. De Urker dikkoek was heerlijk, en de was op hangen was een super leuke ervaring. Ze verteld mooie verhalen en het is een echte aanrader, een keer heel wat anders.
Lieke
August 2019
Superleuk uitje om wat meer over Urk te weten te komen. Truitje en familie zijn de liefste hosts die je maar kunt wensen. Als je in de ochtend gaat ontbijt dan niet , de dikkoek vult enorm en is echt lekker !!
Johannes
August 2019
Truitje and Hessel are very nice people that show you a rare insight in a tight knit community. Especially the stories about her great grandmother was very interesting.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.