Pre-dug beach holes in Katwijk

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The city of Katwijk is going to pay students to dig holes at the beach which can then be rented out to tourists for an expected 4.50 euro a day, Algemeen Dagblad reports (Dutch). Apart from doing its bit to help fight the economic crisis, the Citymarketing Katwijk foundation also insists these holes fill a real need. This is borne out, the foundation claims, by a poll held among 300 people.

A popular view among the Dutch is that German tourists like to dig holes when ‘occupying’ a Dutch beach, but the foundation says it’s not just our Eastern neighbours who expressed interest in Katwijk’s rent-a-holes.

Katwijk is located at the mouth of the Old Rhine, a river that stopped having major economic import when it silted up around 1,000 A.D.

Photo of the sea at Katwijk by Michael Brys, some rights reserved. Via Z24 (Dutch).

2 Comments »

  1. You might want to update this post. This was just a publicity stunt: http://www.leidschdagblad.nl/nieuws/regionaal/duinenbollen/article4417487.ece/Strandkuilenactie_Katwijk_toch_nep

    Comment by Fritz P. — March 6, 2009 @ 8:52 am

  2. Thanks for the heads-up, Fritz.

    Comment by Branko Collin — March 6, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

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