Card no 77 – Roland (Roland1) – Utrecht, The Netherlands

Another direct swap with Roland, this card shows the city of Utrceht.  The tall building is the Dom church tower; on the right is the Town Hall, alongside the canal which runs through the city centre.

This stamp from 1991 commemorates the 75th International Four Day March from Nijmegen.  The Four Day March is the greatest walking event in the world.  The Four Days Marches are also known as the Walk of the World. For four days,  thousands of participants walk 30, 40 or 50 kilometres each day. The goal of the event is to promote sport and exercise.

This stamp appears to show the remains of a Viking boat but I can’t trace what it commemorates.

The Delft Bible, containing the Old Testament and the Psalms, is the first book in Dutch set with moveable type and printed in the Netherlands. The portion on the stamp is Job 19:23, 24: O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever!  Leaden letters, “d” and “b” and an electronic “a” are also shown. The stamp was issued in 1977 to mark the 500th anniversary of the publication of the Delft Bible in 1477. ” (Thanks to for this information)  I love this doube stamp -0 espexcially as it shows a book!

This card arrived on 1st June, travelled 345 miles and took 11 days.

Total so far – 248,271 miles; 22 countries (including 8 US States).


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One Response to Card no 77 – Roland (Roland1) – Utrecht, The Netherlands

  1. Norma Ruttan says:

    The beauty here and what I’ve seen on HGTV House Hunters International makes me wish I could visit the Netherlands.

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