Exploring the Dutch waddenisland Texel

Exploring the Dutch waddenisland Texel

Exploring the Dutch waddenisland Texel November 29, 2019 Texel is the largest of the Dutch waddenislands. For me it has less of an island character then the other islands due to the size and the presence of cars and roads. Still I like to come to Texel. The island has vast beaches, many beautiful nature
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Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog

Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog

Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog October 24, 2019 I went on a real expedition in my own country. I love the Dutch Wadden Islands. Every year I visit a few of them. But one island, I had never been to before: the uninhabited island of Rottumeroog. This island belongs to the birds and the seals.
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The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea

The Punt van Reide in the Netherlands, nature on the border of land and sea August 27, 2019 The Punt van Reide is a peninsula, located at the tip of Groningen in the very north of the Netherlands. It is a narrow cape outside the dike. Once upon a time here was the Reiderland, which
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Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands

Visiting the Marker Wadden, the newest part of the Netherlands August 3, 2019 I’m on a boat, on my way to an uninhabited island. And I didn’t even leave my own country. The Marker Wadden are the newest part of the Netherlands. Five islands are created with sand, clay and sludge from the Markermeer. A
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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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