Street art, Ria Roodborst

Singel Sneek

Ria Robins made her nest in this tree on the Singel.


This street, the Singel, used to be a city canal. Especially on Tuesdays it was always very busy with barges and prams from the surrounding villages and towns transporting goods and livestock to and from the center of Sneek. In those days these goods were loaded and unloaded by hand. The bridge was then raised by the bridge keeper by hand to allow the small barge being bussed ahead with two booms to pass through to the Singel or Grootzand.


Robins push their wings down against the sky and bend them up again to let the air through. The robin's "song" reads: chirp-er-the-chirp-er-chirp. A robin is also a songbird. Robins live in cities, farms and forests. Robins are often the last to go on winter migration and the first to return. A robin returns to the same spot every spring.