Posts Tagged: "Netherlands"

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

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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...

2018 one year in travels

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2018: one year in travels January 4, 2019 Another year has passed, new travel memories were made. The first four months of 2018 were dedicated to hard work. Next to my demanding job at the castle, I finished my new book ‘Holland land of riviers‘ and I completed my education...

6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2

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6 reasons to visit the island Ameland part 2 November 16, 2018 About 2 years ago I wrote a travelblog about the Dutch waddenisland Ameland: 6 reasons to visit the island Ameland in Holland. This month I spent another week at this island: time for another blog. Here are 6...

Tips to learn how to surf

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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...

What to see and do in Rotterdam in the Netherlands

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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,...

Exploring nature reserve the Millingerwaard in the Netherlands

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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,...

Island time: the Dutch Waddenisland Vlieland

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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...

Winter magic at the Dutch island Terschelling

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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...

Hiking in the Spanderswoud in the Netherlands

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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...

Exploring silence area Lage Vuursche Forest

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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...

Island rhythm: wadden island Vlieland, a photo diary

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Island rhythm:  wadden island Vlieland, a photo diary June 1, 2017 Finally I’m back! Vlieland, my refuge in a hectic life. Everything about a visit to this wadden island radiates peace. The trip with the ferry gives me the feeling that I’m leaving the world behind. It’s easy to leave...

My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands

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My five favorite hiking areas in the Netherlands May 11, 2017 I love nothing more than strolling in nature with my dogs and my camera. Hikingtime is time to think and time to breath. Many writers and big thinkers emphasized the importance of walking. Walking leads to better writing. Walking...

What to see in Deventer in Holland?

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What to see in Deventer in Holland? February 16, 2017 Deventer is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands. It was always an important place because of a trading road crossing the river IJssel. Deventer was burned down by the Vikings in 882 and immediately rebuilt and fortified with...

The best 2016 sunrises and sunsets in Holland

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The best 2016 sunrises and sunsets in Holland February 2, 2017 When I am not able to travel, it’s important for me to enjoy the little things in daily life. I make time to explore nature in my own country The Netherlands. And because I never get tired of watching sunrises and...

The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden Holland

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The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden Holland December 2, 2016 The National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, RMO) is one of my favorite Dutch museums. It’s the national archaeological museum in the Netherlands. It is housed in an old mansion and beguinage at the Rapenburg in Leiden. King...