DOKKUM, FRIESLAND – old-timers in the old town

Unfortunately I can’t promise you a show like this every time you visit Dokkum. That’s a pity, because although it caused a major traffic jam, the event certainly brought the place to life.

The annual Official Elfstedentocht (Eleven Towns Tour) Old Timers Rally was one of a number of tours around the eleven Friesland cities this weekend.  Apart from riding the 240km route in a vintage vehicle, people could walk it, row it, or roar around it on a Harley Davidson.
We were pleased that Dokkum was on the designated Pieperpad cycling route.


Helaas kan ik niet beloven dat dit een dagelijks evenement is als U naar Dokkum komt. Dat is jammer want ondanks het feit dat het een lange file veroorzaakte, het bracht de stad zeker tot leven.
De jaarlijkse Elfsteden Oldtimers Rally was een van de aantal evenementen  die dit weekeinde plaats vonden in de elf friese steden. Naast het rijden in een oldtimer, kon men de 240 kilometerlange route wandelen, of roeien of op een brullende Harley Davidson rijden.      

We waren blij dat Dokkum op de gegeven Pieperpadroute lag.     

There were old timers playing old-time music too.


Filed under Cycle touring, Holland

4 responses to “DOKKUM, FRIESLAND – old-timers in the old town

  1. Aren’t these old cars great. It is a bit like the Mille Miglia I saw scooting through the street of Florence.

  2. Over a lifetime I’ve saved myself a lot of money by having no interest in smart new cars, but I’m very pleased people keep these beautiful ones on the road.

  3. Carla

    Dear Richard and mrs. T……
    Please keep the company cards from the nice B&B during the trip. And I think of you both during this interesting potato tour in Holland. Keep on rolling.

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