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

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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...

6 reasons to visit the island Ameland in Holland

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6 reasons to visit the island Ameland in Holland March 10, 2016 Ameland is one of the larger of the 5 Dutch Wadden Islands. Including the sandarea in the east, the island is 27 kilometres long. The width varies from 1.6 to 3.8 kilometres. The island has plenty of beaches and...

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The Dutch Sahara: exploring Vlieland

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The Dutch Sahara: exploring Vlieland June 20, 2015 The ‘Dutch Sahara’ is how the islanders call the Vliehors, the extreme point of Vlieland with its idyllic ‘drowning cottage’. Vlieland is one of the six islands of the Dutch coast. I have been on the Vliehors before, years ago. Now my dog...