Posts Tagged: "the Netherlands"

Exploring the Netherlands: Expedition Rottumeroog

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

My favorite places in Holland

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My favorite places in Holland January 5, 2017 I want to dedicate the first travel blog of this new year to my own country, The Netherlands. Travelling brings me to the most amazing places and far away countries. I have the chance to learn about other cultures and to meet...

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...

My favorite beaches

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My favorite beaches November 7, 2016 Winter is starting in The Netherlands and I am too busy to travel. I am working my job at the castle and I am writing my new book. Still I make sure I take time to stroll around with my dogs in the woods...

Exploring nature reserve Munnikenland in The Netherlands

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Exploring nature reserve Munnikenland in The Netherlands October 19, 2016 You don’t always have to go far to enjoy nature. I work at Loevestein Castle, a medieval castle that is a museum now. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful nature reserve, called Munnikenland. Every lunch walk I take a...

National Park De Hoge Veluwe in The Netherlands

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National Park De Hoge Veluwe: nature in The Netherlands 25 november 2016 National Park De Hoge Veluwe is one of the most famous Dutch nature reserves. The national park lies just eight kilometers north of Arnhem and is about 5400 hectares. With some luck there are deer, wild boar and...

At work: sunrises in Munnikenland Holland

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At work: sunrises in Munnikenland The Netherlands October 9, 2015 I am very lucky that I work in a beautiful place. I work in the middle of nowhere, in a castlemuseum. The medieval castle is surrounded by stunning nature. This area is called Munnikenland, or ‘moncs land’, named after the moncs who...

Tiengemeten: nature in The Netherlands

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Tiengemeten: nature in The Netherlands August 14, 2015 Tiengemeten is the last island in the Haringvliet. The Haringvliet was historically the gateway from the North Sea to the ports of Dordrecht, Rotterdam and Delft. From 1805 to 1939 ships returning from the East anchored for a few months in quarantine at...