Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!
Somehow the Netherlands has ended up with a debate about which city is its capital. Is it Amsterdam or is it Den Haag ? To avoid confusion, we went to both. On the same day.
Kinderdijk is one of the most stereotypical (or iconic) places to visit in the Netherlands. It is the very epitome of the historical Dutch approach to water management. It’s well worth a visit.
The only bit of dodgy weather on our whole trip. It wasn’t bad for long. We filled the time by learning about water management in the Deltaworks and by watching a few well trained aquatic mammals.
Every holiday has a least one day where nothing really happens. This is the one.
There was a lot of laziness and a bit of geocaching.
In the late 1980’s I used to live in the small Dutch town of Brielle. On this day I took the girls to see where I used to live. It has changed remarkably little.
A lazy morning in Bruges, followed by a change of country and a drive across the Deltaworks to reach our destination at Center Parcs in Port Zelande.
The start of a “road trip” holiday in the Netherlands, involving a very early start, a tunnel, and then a lot of wandering around in a very warm and sunny Bruges.
A fortnight in the Low Countries, travelling by car through Belgium and the Netherlands.