Author: Joop

Hello, my name is Joop and I am the creator/designer of this blog. Always looking for new adventures. I travelled the World and would like to travel some more. Well, that's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

If you like flea markets do not miss this one in Amsterdam.  I checked it out and it is great. Moreover, I found a Flea Market Calendar for you with all the flea markets in Holland. The market in IJ-Hallen at NDSM is once a month and lasts a whole weekend. It is easy…

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The Rotterdam food market is modern architecture at its finest. A cathedral enhancing the worship of food? It’s certainly beautiful and grand but it can’t be compared to the Sistine Chapel, however, what can? The Market Hall is Guardian newspaper’s number 1 in the top ten of finest food markets.…

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Planetarium, Franeker About 125 km north of Amsterdam you’ll find Franeker. A small historical city in the province of Friesland. This city has a very nice little science museum: The Planetarium from Eise Eisinga. The Planetarium is the oldest working planetarium in the world and it still runs on time.…

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A Utrecht tale of light Trajectum Lumen is an evening walk through the historic Centre of Utrecht. You will see several objects that are artistically lightened. Within Trajectum Lumen there are 25 artworks of light from domestic and foreign artists en students from de HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.…

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Your visit to National Park The Marker Wadden starts in the ports of, Lelystad, Monnickendam or Hoorn. You embark on a luxury charter or on a simple ferry which brings you on a day trip from Lelystad to the newly created islands in the lake called Markermeer. On the Marker Wadden, you can go…

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Exploring Nature Reserve Oostvaardersplassen is only possible on an organized trip with a ranger. It is a strictly restricted area. You have to book your excursion well in advance. On the immense new land surrounding the Oostvaarders lakes, you find a lot of wildlife under a fizzing air. This is…

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Nijntje at Miffy museum Nijntje is known as Miffy or ミッフィー .All over the world Nijntje is known as Miffy because the name Nijntje is so difficult to pronounce abroad. The Nijntje museum is located In Utrecht, a city in the Centre of Holland.Why is the official Nijntje museum located…

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When you visit Groningen you do not want to miss nature reserve ‘t Roegwold after you have seen the sailing ships of the Brown Fleet moored at the Hoge der A, the fabulous Groningen Museum, and The Prinsentuin. Groningen, Hoge der A en Lager der A Hoge der A Groningen…

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There are a lot of hotels in Amsterdam, ranging from simple rooms with low prices to luxurious suites with more expensive prices. I like to show you some extraordinary special hotels that are located in Amsterdam. Eye-catching fancy hotels: Fletcher Hotel A2 Amsterdam Address: Schepenbergweg 50, AmsterdamWhen I ride the…

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Holland’s largest contiguous area with tulip fields is blooming near the village Anna Paulowna about 60 km north of Amsterdam. Here the smell of hyacinth fields is overwhelming. Right here Holland’s romantic heart beats. Feel it. Love is just a romance away. When we visited the tulip fields the weather…

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“Poffertjes” is a Dutch culinary specialty you could compare with a mini pancake served with powdered sugar and creamy butter. They are best eaten freshly made by food stalls on city squares or on markets, events, festivals, or fairs. But luckily you can also make them at home. Poffertjes are made from…

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Our Perception of Eindhoven When we think about Eindhoven in Holland we think of soccer, cigars, cars, and light bulbs. The city might be the heart of technical innovation in Holland and is the home of many expats. Important international companies like Philips and ASML are originally from Eindhoven. You find an excellent University here…

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Anne Frank House We were so impressed and moved by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The museum is about the life of the Jewish family Frank during the war. The second world war was a horrible time for a lot of people but for Jewish people it was extreme. The Nazis…

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