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Cycling in Zeeland

When we head out to the family holiday home in Zeeland, we often take our bicycles along. It adds to the holiday atmosphere to leave the car where he is, and do the grocery shopping at a slower pace. Just some local bread, fruit and vegetables in our shopping basket and off we go… But …

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Hiking in “Verdronken Zwarte Polder”

Verdronken Zwarte Polder (which translates roughly as ‘Drowned black polder’) is a stunning nature reserve in Nieuwvliet, Zeeland. We went hiking there in different seasons (winter, spring and summer) and each season has it’s charm. In this blogpost we will take you along with us. This hiking route is not accesible for wheelchairs or prams. …

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A weekend away in The Veluwe (The Netherlands).

These last weeks have been very busy and stressful for me. For a teacher, the end of May is a period of making new exams, correcting lots of tests and assignments and reading your students’ theses. This means working long nights, all work and no play. And this for 3-4 weeks. Now that this period has come to an …

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Foodtruckfestival Cuisine Machine

An appetizer of mealworms to start off our day! Last week I got a message in my mailbox from the province of Zeeland, announcing that there was a foodtruckfestival in Vlissingen this weekend: Cuisine Machine. Since it’s my birthday on the 15th of May, I thought it would be a fun event to attend. Foodtruckfestivals are …

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The windmills at Kinderdijk

The typical Holland windmills at Kinderdijk. Just half an hour drive from Rotterdam, one of the largest cities in The Netherlands and well worth a visit, you find the windmills at Kinderdijk. We made a stop on our way south from our extended stay in Amsterdam. It was on our way home and Unesco Worldheritage, …

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Zeeland

The Delta works at Neeltje Jans. Though Zeeland is the region in The Netherlands most close to us, it was a region we hadn’t discovered yet. Maarten’s mum turns 70 soon and so the whole family set out for 5 days to explore Zeeland together. We must say that we were pleasantly surprised by the …

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Keukenhof

We were looking for an excursion on my birthday last week and we didn’t have much inspiration. It needed to be closeby, something we hadn’t done before and ofcourse something both fun for us and for Febe. And suddenly it hit me: isn’t this the period of Keukenhof? I checked the website and we were …