Historical walks Joure

By 'Het Gilde Joure'

Historical walks through Joure

By The Guild Joure

Seven "guild masters" will give historical walks through Joure. Groups can request a walk for € 4.50 p.p. (at VVV Joure - Waterland of Friesland tel. 0513-416030) and take a route through the Midstraat and surroundings with a guild master in Joure. Especially the history of 'the vlecke' Joure is discussed.

historical walks joure

About Het Gilde Joure

The Gilde Joure is a unique club of people, as there are only two such clubs in Fryslân. The members of a guild were originally retired craftsmen who wished to pass on their craft to others. This was important because otherwise certain crafts would die out. Painter, cabinetmaker, woodworker, electrician, gardener and other craftsmen gave instruction in their fields. In addition, there were classes in language, letter writing, English, etc. Interest in this form of education waned, also because other institutions offered courses. What remained for the Guild were the historical walks.

The Gilde Joure consists of volunteers who love the history of Joure and would like to share that with others. If you want to know more about Gilde Joure you can contact the secretary Jan de With (06-29363732).