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.

Remembrance Day and Liberation Day On April 13, 1945, the concentration camp Westerbork was liberated by the Canadian Army. 70 years later we go to Westerbork. The village celebrates the end of the war. In my blog, I tell you more about history, the festivities, and my visit to “Kamp Westerbork”.…

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“Egmond aan Zee” is a popular seaside resort about 40 km north of Amsterdam. There are three villages called Egmond. In “Egmond Binnen” is an Abbey well-known for its beer and accommodations. In “Egmond aan de Hoef” you find the remains of the castle of the Counts of Egmond. It once was…

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Holland is known for its flat landscape but nonetheless we have “mountains” (“Mountain” means “Berg”in Dutch).  This blog is about the top four Dutch “mountains” : The Mount of Vaals, Pietersberg, Grebbeberg and the Duivelsberg. Except for the dunes, which mount up to 38 meters, the West and the North of Holland is completely…

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Near flower park Keukenhof, you find the beautiful Castle the Keukenhof. Castle the Keukenhof is situated opposite the impressive garden called Keukenhof. In the Castle, you find magnificent art treasures. The Chinese and Japanese porcelain e.g. is shown in the 17th-century style and exhibited in a unique and specially built cabinet, with an exuberant chimney. But…

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In the Netherlands you find many castle’s which are open for public. Around Castles magnificent gardens and beautiful landscapes underline the wealth of Dutch nobility. Nowadays Dutch Castles are multi purpose. Visiting a castle you might run into a wedding party; a hobbit event or a medieval costume show. Castles…

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Dutch Wadden Sea Islands, Frisian and Groninger Islands When you come to our country you should nog miss a nice day trip to the Wadden Islands. Best you stay a few days on one of our Wadden Sea Islands. The Wadden Sea Islands are in the north of Holland and stretches out over…

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Creepy creatures, freaky animals and devil like figures in imaginative paintings to depict religious and moral stories. A nightmare in a horror scenario, terryfiying pictures are shown in the work of Hieronymus Bosch. A glance on his work gives you a feeling of the horrors divine punishment for sins that mankind…

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Traditional Dutch Architecture Daytrip from Amsterdam At a stone’s throw from Amsterdam you find the former island of Marken. Dams and poulders now connect the island with the mainland. The island is a touristical hotspot in summer. We went there mid winter and the village was deserted. But Marken surely embraced…

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Oliebol, a traditional New Years’ Eve dish. On New Year’s Eve, the Dutch people eat, by tradition, a lot of Oliebollen. In the month of December, you can buy them everywhere. Oliebollen are sold in stands, bakeries, supermarkets or you can make them at home. An Oliebol has the size…

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Come and see the beautiful Dutch windmills located in the ”Zaanse Schans” near Amsterdam. The delightful Zaanse Schans is full of windmills, flowers, craftwork and museums. The landscape with the pead meadows and unacountable waterways is beautiful. The Zaanse Schans  lies on the Zaan. A historical waterway that flows from…

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The Dom The Dom square, the Dom tower, the Dom Church | Cathedral, and the monastery garden are prominently present in the center of Utrecht. The Dom square offers you different ways to enjoy yourself. The Dom is an absolute must when you visit Utrecht. The history of the Dom…

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Dutch Wadden Sea Islands, Frisian Islands When you come to our country do not miss out on a nice day trip to, or stay for a couple of days on the island of Texel! The Wadden Sea Islands are in the north of Holland. The Wadden Sea stretches out over 3 country’s: The…

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Ice Amsterdam Only in winter time you can skate on the Ice at the Museumplein. Grab your skates and come to Amsterdam to skate on the Museumplein. If you don’t have any skates just rent them while you are on the Museumplein and skate on this lovely spot by the Rijksmuseum…

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