One day in Urk

Netherlands – One day in Urk

When my friends and I got out of your ship for 6 days, the Radboud, we first saw the little wall. It separated us from the Ijsselmeer and protexted us from it’s strong wind. Seven o us went, with the help of our navigation, in the direction of the small city.

We discovered many creepy dools, as well as a children’s shop with the name “Annabell”. Urk was almost deserted and a few girls were a little frightend.


In the centre we met other classmates. Together we decided to walk along the way to the stony beach. But not without stops. I bought my mum a little birthday present, someone else bought his sister a bag and so on. Arriving at the beach, some boys went swimming and we girls took photos of us.


In the early evening we went back to the ship. We were even punctual, in contrast to the teachers who were half an hour late.


Anne, 15


Monday, September 17, 2018:  Medemblik

Our first evening started with dinner on the ship. After dinner my friends and I decided to explore the harbor. There were many other school classes and we quickly found new friends. In Medemblik was a festival. We took a ride on the carousel and had a lot of fun. There was also a horse race in the city. That was very interesting. A band played loud music and all the people danced. A lot of alcohol was served – but not for us, because you can only drink alcohol from the age of 18 in the Netherlands. The port of Medemblik is very beautiful at night and we enjoyed the evening on the shore. We watched the sunset and took a lot of funny pictures. When we got back on board a fireworks suddenly started. We were all very surprised. The fireworks were amazing! We went to bed very tired. All in all it was a beautiful day and we were looking forward to the week.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018: Lemmer

After dinner we first listened to some music together. Then we went to a supermarket and bought iced tea. We had a lot of fun and tasted foreign food. After our shopping trip we went to a playground. We had a entertaining evening and we came back on board late.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Urk

As every evening we had dinner together. Later we played cards. After that we decided to go for a walk in Urk. On our way we passed a lighthouse. It was already dark and we sat down on a bench. This evening was very windy. The wind blew away all clouds and therefore we could see many stars in the sky. When the night got too cold, we went back on board and talked about the great day until late at night.

Thursday, September 20, 2018: Enkhuizen

On our last evening we sat on deck and played the card game „Uno“ after dinner. At nine o’clock a fireworks started again. We were very happy and had a great view. The lights reflected on the water. That was a beautiful sight. What a parting gift for our class trip! After the fireworks we went to bed, because we had to get up very early the next day.

Mia, 15 years, class 10 A