We drove yesterday afternoon to Akkrum, a quaint little village in the Friesland province of The Netherlands, to see a Rijksmonument – “Coopersburg”.
It is a beautiful river-side building with large gardens in the back and front and a little pond in the front.
It was built in 1900 for the poor senior citizens (tehuis) with five houses on each side, separated by a central hall.
The highlight of the day however, was the ‘Badeendjesrace’ (rubber duck race), which I had never seen or heard of before!
It is a popular fund-raising event in the UK, USA and Germany, apparently.
The Dutch version is a rather low-profile one, but high on fun!
The winner takes home a golden “rubber duck” after several rounds!
Watching adults go nuts over rubber ducks was an extremely fun sight! 😀
Here are some glimpses of the event: