A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway April 24, 2019 Hunebeds are impressive neolithic tombs. These prehistorical burial monuments are made of large boulders and they were built between 3400 and 3100 BC with wooden or stone tools and without machines. Hunebeds are located on powerful places in nature and they speak to the imagination.
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Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf

Tips to learn how to surf September 27, 2018 This summer I stayed in the Netherlands: I worked a lot, but since we had a warm summer I also spent a lot of time on, in and under water. My evenings and weekends were dedicated to long hikes with my dogs and to water activities:
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Wildlife watching: a quest for the Little Five in the Netherlands

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Little Five in the Netherlands

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Little Five in the Netherlands August 31, 2018 In a previous blog I wrote about my quest to catch the Dutch ‘Big Five’ on photo. The Netherlands have also a ‘Little Five’, the hedgehog, the rabbit, the squirrel, the frog and the mouse. It is great to go out
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What to see and do in Rotterdam in the Netherlands

What to see and do in Rotterdam in the Netherlands

What to see and do in Rotterdam in the Netherlands August 18, 2018 The city of Amsterdam is a populair destination in the Netherlands. The city literally bursts out of its seams with tourists. The Netherlands try to spread tourism across the country, by showing that cities such as Utrecht, Alkmaar and Rotterdam are also
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Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’

Wildlife watching: a quest for the Dutch ‘Big Five’ July 25, 2018 On safari in Africa you would prefer to see all large wild animals up close. The five largest animals, the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino are called the ‘Big Five’. Of course these animals do not occur in the Netherlands in the
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Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands

Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands

Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands June 22, 2018 The Millingerwaard is a Dutch nature reserve located in the Gelderse Poort, the river area of ​​the Rhine and the Waal east of the line Nijmegen-Zevenaar. The Millingerwaard was created during the last ice age, about 21,000 years ago, when the Rhine broke through
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Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland

Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland

Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland April 13, 2018 The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul For me Wyland’s sentences are a perfect capture of my time at the beach. I was so fortunate to spend this weekend at the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland. Vlieland is my refuge
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Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling

Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling

Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling March 4, 2018 Terschelling is the third Dutch Wadden Island. North of the island lies the North Sea, on the south side is the Wadden Sea. With 40 kilometers of beach and 70 kilometers of cycle paths, I planned to explore the island in a week. But nature
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Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands

Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands

Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands February 2, 2018 The Spanderswoud is a forest area of approximately 213 hectares west of the road between Bussum and Hilversum in the center of the Netherlands. It’s an oasis of rest and peace in the busy heart of Holland. The forest has a small heathland in the
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Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest

Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest

Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest January 19, 2018 I wrote about Lage Vuursche forest before in my blog ‘My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands’. As I wrote then: Lage Vuursche is my secret forest. It’s located in one of the most busy spots of the Netherlands and yet the forest is wonderfully
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