This miraculous statue is to be found just over the blue bridge in Dalfsen. This bridge over the Overijsselse Vecht flows through a beautiful district with a lot of country mansions and castles. Many of these are private property and not open to visitors.


Dalfsen itself has a small town-centre and most of the attractions are only open during the summer season. In the Town-Hall, near the blue bridge, you find an exphibition of the former Castle Gerner. During my visit, it showed a very nice exhibition was on with objects school children had made in connection with the history of the Castle. In the Town-Hall six steps leads to the exposition area and you can take a lift to the normal collection. Part of the collection is located in the basement, but than you have to go down the stairs.


Just outside Dalfsen, over the bridge, over the track and to the left you find a sandy track that leads to the Ice-making farm Hof van Millingen,

During summer you can taste the home-made ice and watch the video presentation.


Going over the bridge and then to the left, through a long lane, you come at the Expo Madrid, which has nothing to do with Spain! It is a very large restaurant with a hall exhibiting an enormous imitation of Rembrandt’s Night-watch and changing exhibitions of paintings as well.

Outside is a small playground.





Gemeentehuis (Town-Hall), Burg. Van Bruggenplein 1: every weekday from 8.30 –12.30 and from 13.30 – 15.00 hrs, Monday evenings from 18.00 – 20.00 hrs.

Expo Madrid, Tolhuisweg 5: Monday to Sunday from 10.00 –17.00 and Sunday from 11.00 – 17.00 hrs. Fee € 1,75 for adults and  € 0.75 for children younger than 15 years.