|The logo of the event - their website is going up today with all the information: Zwolse Grachtentocht|
|One of the canals in Zwolle in the winter|
The event will take place next Saturday 11 February as of 12:00. The route will start at the Rodetorenplein following the Thorbeckegracht to the end of the canal and back to the Rodetorenplein. There will be refreshment stalls along the track and the bars and restaurants along the canal will also set up their terrasjes (outdoor cafés) on the ice. The organisers are looking for music bands and entertainers to make sure that there is a festive atmosphere all around. It should be fun!
As of 11:00 there will be two caravans at the Rodetorenplein for those who want to participate to collect their stamp cards for free. If you want to be a part of it and join in the ice skating fun, you can ask for more information or register via this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org The committee organising the event has also just launched their own website where you will find the programme, the route and a form to sign up if you want to enter the marathon.
Should the rayonhoofden from Friesland decide that the Elfstedentocht is a Go, the Zwolse grachtentocht will then be postponed so that we all can finally give our full attention to this huge national event - the first Elfstedentocht of the 21st century!
|This is me on a bridge across the Thorbeckegracht where the Zwolse grachtentocht will take place.|
*The Zwolse grachtentocht is actually being organised by a group of entrepreneurs of the catering industry in Zwolle.