Exploring the North of the Netherlands

Wandering through quaint face bricked villages in Provinces Friesland and Groningen, along the North Sea coast in the north of the Netherlands, cycling over infinite Dykes and enjoying the Dutch lifestyle.

The Provinces of Groningen and Friesland in the Netherlands lay at the northern most coastline of the country, with ferries connecting to the Islands Ameland and Schiermonnikoog.

Quaint face bricked villages with cobblestone roads are speckled over the countryside. The Dutch use their favorite way of transport from one town to the other – their bicycles – mostly happily chatting away with their buddies on two rolling wheels. The girls are predominantly tall, strikingly beautiful with long hair flying in the wind. Continue reading “Exploring the North of the Netherlands”

Splintering lances, Knights and thundering hoofs – revival of the medieval times in the Netherlands, Doornenburg Castle

The majestic Frisian horse with its shiny black body stamps its massive hoofs impatiently as his rider fetches his wooden lance from his assistant. The Knight struggles to hold his rearing horse till his duel partner is ready, and both gallop towards each other determinately pointing their weapons against the opponent’s shield. …

The majestic Frisian horse with its shiny black body stamps its massive hoofs impatiently as his rider fetches his wooden lance from his assistant. Continue reading “Splintering lances, Knights and thundering hoofs – revival of the medieval times in the Netherlands, Doornenburg Castle”

The Netherlands in one day – Open Air Museum

Mills, farmhouses and historic houses. The work, lives, customs and traditions of the Dutch.

To get an overview over the Netherlands in one day, we explored the Open Air Museum in Arnhem. We walked along mills, farmhouses and historic houses, which gave an impression of the work, lives, customs and traditions of the Dutch. Continue reading “The Netherlands in one day – Open Air Museum”

Fairy Tale from the past – Arcen Castle Gardens in the Netherlands

One of the most beautiful gardens we’ve ever seen, a stunning castle, magnificent trees, gorgeous roses and peaceful ponds with waterlilies and fountains.

On the way from Belgium up to the Netherlands in the Province of Limburg, by chance we found a gem. Continue reading “Fairy Tale from the past – Arcen Castle Gardens in the Netherlands”

Hoge Veluwe – back to nature in the middle of the Netherlands

Get around by bicycle or by foot through the National Park Hoge Veluwe in the Netherlands.

Thinking of the Netherlands as holiday destination as former long-term Southern Africa travelers, we weren’t expecting unspoiled nature and abundant wildlife. But what we encountered at the Hoge Veluwe in the middle of the Netherlands brought us back to nature as close as can be.

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Amsterdam on a shoestring

Here you find the secrets how you can travel Amsterdam on a tight budget.

As Grey World Nomads we are on a tight budget of an average of forty Euros a day, which restricts us to watch our costs especially in popular tourist spots like Amsterdam. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay and got to see, what we wanted to explore. Here are some tips, how you can visit Amsterdam on a shoestring: Continue reading “Amsterdam on a shoestring”