Jan Schouten Bergen Nostalgia page - 1996
Remember Hugo Schouten? He is also on our pages with some nostalgic pictures we made for him, from his youth in Heiloo, Holland. His father becomes 81 years old shortly and Hugo wanted to surprise his Father for his 81st birthday. With pic's from Bergen, a beautiful little village above Alkmaar (where the famous Dutch cheese is sold) in Holland. In Bergen, time stood still. Look at the pictures and travel along with us through Mr Schouten Sr.'s birthplace. Here's Beautiful Bergen
When you enter Bergen, one of the first things you see are these old houses. Now a bakery, a hairdresser and a small cheese-nuts-milk shoppe
(and yes! that's my car there! Just could not resist.)
On this place, Oosterweg 30,used to be a garage, with coaches and horses. Now, there's the house of a veterinarian.
Behind Nr 30 is this vieuw. Hope you recognize it!
I forgot about these! behind oosterweg 30, these houses!
In the center of Bergen is the famous Ruin church. (Indeed, it's a church in Ruins.) Around it I found some real dutch history.
And this is the Reformed Ruinchurch itself. Now do you understand the name??
Walk with us through the Catholic church of Mr Schouten Sr's younger days. They even lighted the candles specially for him.
This is a look at the altar in the church
Opposite the church lives auntie Jo. Pity she was not in when I called. But, you can see the house where she lives anyway.
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