The inlet in the water meadows by the Rhine provides a beautiful natural ice rink between the town and the river.
Except that until recently it was divided in two by a low wooden footbridge. This had been a thorn in the flesh of the Wageningen skating club STW for years. So last winter the club took the initiative to get a new skater-friendly bridge built. Skating fans could sponsor the new bridge by adopting a plank on the walkway. The campaign was a success and the result is in place: a two-metrehigh metal bridge which skaters can easily pass under, while walkers can go on their way.
Photo: Sven Menschel