Pete’s Dad was born in Zwolle and went to school for his last two years in the Netherlands in Kampen. Pete’s Opa also spent the last 10 years of his life in Kampen. So we toured these two towns with my father-in-law as guide.
The house Dad was born in.
The last house Dad’s family lived in prior to emigration to Canada.
Opa’s grandparent’s house.
We also visited a Stadboererij, a house in the middle of town which housed a farmer family as well as their cattle. The cattle were pastured on the dikes around the town. There were originally about 150 of these small farms within the city walls with the last one leaving as of the year 2000. Most of them were strongly discouraged long before then for hygiene reasons. The one we visited is the last remaining building preserved as a piece of the town’s history.