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NEDERLANDSE
VERSIE


Aardenburg, inner town


Castellum romanum


travel guide

AARDENBURG, NL
March 8, 2008


At the request of the Stichting Orgelkring in Aardenburg on Saturday March 8, 2008 at 8 p.m. Raphaella Smits gave a well received recital in the Reformed church of Sint-Kruis, called 'Peperbusse' (the pepper pot).

The Dutch reviewer Jeanette Vergouwen wrote: "A guitar recital can be demanding for many listeners. To listen an hour and a half to music from the 19th century and to music of J.S. Bach for guitar solo requires an effort and concentration. If however the soloist is Raphaella Smits, it turns out to be not that difficult at all. She knows how to keep us in suspense and she convinces with a stunning technique and a dynamic delivery. With her integrity for style and musicality she captures our attention from start to finish." (see: the full review in Dutch)


Sint-Kruis is a part of Aardenburg, and is situated in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, the southern part of the province of Zeeland.

In earlier days Aardenburg was called Rodenburgh (the Red Castle). The town received its city privileges around 1187 and therefore it is one of the oldest towns in the Netherlands.

Remains of a Roman fortress show an even older history and is at display in the local museum.


Accessibility
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and more particularly Aardenburg/Sint-Kruis are easy to access via Terneuzen for those coming from other parts of the Netherlands, and via Maldegem for those coming from Belgium.

"De Peperbusse" church of Sint-Kruis
flag of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen

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