Episode 6: From Grijpskerk to DelfzijlFirst aired: Friday, 9 October 2015 at 18.00 hours
In this episode of In Vogelvlucht we're seeing the route between Grijpskerk and Delfzijl from up in the air. We rise from Grijpskerk and get to see the north of the province of Groningen before we descend in Delfzijl.
Grijpskerk came to be from a dike village. The inhabitants used to be called the Groningse nickname Smaalruggen.
From Grijpskerk we arrive in Zoutkamp. Zoutkamp is stratectically placed at the outfall of the Reitdiep in the Lauwerszee. Until the Eemskanaal was build in 1876 this was the only way to get to Groningen from the sea.
We're also flying over Winsum, originally a twin village build on a double mound. Close to the centre is the paint-like harbor. Through the Winsumerdiep we continue our route.
Through Middelstum, Stedum and Loppersum we arrive at our destination of this episode; Delfzijl. The harbor in Delfzijl is a trading port and it used to be a marine port in the community of Delfzijl, connected to the sea through the river Eems.