Art and a party in The Hague

After a very leisurely start, we cycled into The Hague to explore. We wanted to visit ‘Escher in The Palace’, a permanent exhibition of Escher’s work that is housed in the former Winter Palace of the Dutch Queen Mother. The palace is very ornate and I was fascinated by the amazing shaped chandeliers in every room,... Continue Reading →

Castle de Haar

Today we started to make our way home. On our way back up to the Hague, where we’re spending 2 days, we stopped off at Castle de Haar, the largest castle in the Netherlands. It’s a medieval fortress with towers and ramparts, moats, gates and drawbridges. There are several other buildings too such as a chapel,... Continue Reading →

Zutphen: tour of a medieval town

Today we visited an old town called Zutphen, which is one of the most historic towns in The Netherlands. It still has the medieval street layout and is very beautiful. After a lie in and a late breakfast we drove 35 minutes to the town. It was raining a little when we arrived and parked in... Continue Reading →

Art and sculpture in the park

I woke far too early today but at least this gave us plenty of time to prepare the van before we left the camperplaats to move to the next one in Hoge Veluwe National Park. We stopped at a supermarket on the way and, thankfully, the bikes survived being reversed into a lamp post in... Continue Reading →

Buildings and birds

Today we visited Almere, a new town known for its interesting architecture. At first we were a bit disappointed wandering around the centre, thinking the architecture was modern but not particularly special. However after we’d had brunch at a cafe, we went to the visitor information centre to pick up a leaflet for the architectural trail.... Continue Reading →

Tulips galore!

What a day! It’s been awesome! And that’s not a word I use lightly. We’ve had a 45 kilometre (28 mile) bike ride in glorious sunshine, exploring the bulb fields around Flevoland. I took 134 pictures of tulips, which I’ve managed to whittle down to 66! After 8 and a half hours sleep, we got... Continue Reading →

The scenic route to Flevoland

I woke early again... it’s getting to be a bad habit... and waited for John to stir. When he did, I suggested a shower in the harbour facilities before they got busy. That turned out to be a good move. The showers were lovely and when we came out there were a lot more people... Continue Reading →

Alkmaar cheese market and beyond

After my evening sleep yesterday, I woke early, pleased my headache had gone. I edited my photos from Keukenhof until John was awake too, then made him a cup of tea in bed. Then, before long we left to visit Alkmaar where there’s a famous cheese market or kaasmarkt. We had a bit of drama... Continue Reading →

Colourful Keukenhof

Today didn’t quite go as expected! We woke early and instead of heading to Keukenhof Gardens first thing, we went to the nearest Knaus motorhome and caravan dealers about 20 minutes away. We were forced into this change of plan because the carbon monoxide alarm suddenly sounded whilst we were watching a film before bed.... Continue Reading →

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