Celebrating New Year Dutch Style

Jan 01, 18 Celebrating New Year Dutch Style

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New Year’s Eve 2017 has found us celebrating in style with family and friends in Holland. It’s been some years since we were in the Netherlands for New Year and I’d quite forgotten how utterly mad they all are when it comes to new year fireworks! You only have to walk out of your front door into the street of any village, town or...

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Herfst in Nederland (Autumn in Holland)

Oct 31, 15 Herfst in Nederland (Autumn in Holland)

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Quick trip to Holland to see Pa en Ma

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Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum

Jan 17, 14 Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum

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Nederlands Spoorwegmuseum (Dutch Railway museum) a must for all little boys who like trains ! 😀 We all had a great day at this wonderful museum… and of course we went by train which was even more enjoyable as the boys haven’t really been on a train before … een leuke dag!...

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Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

Jan 13, 14 Dutch Culture in all its’ varied forms

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I love Holland and the Dutch culture …. where else in the world would theme parks and national art museums be so chicly done: The Efteling : Inspired by the artist Anton Pieck The New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (10 years in the...

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Story time with Annelies

Jan 12, 14 Story time with Annelies

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Story time with the boys is always a lot of fun...

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Nederlandse Artilleriemuseum

Jan 08, 14 Nederlandse Artilleriemuseum

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Back in Holland again and meeting up with Oma, Opa, Marielle, Sylvan and the boys … yay !!! River, Lukas and Seth are so cute and Uncle Rob is having a great time with them : Nerf Gun fights; Go-karting and a trip to the Dutch Artillery museum (so far) … made all the more interesting as Opa (Grandpa) served on the same...

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Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

May 10, 13 Touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder

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We had an excellent day touring the bulb fields in the Noordoostpolder.(Holland’s “oldest new land”… reclaimed from the sea in 1939). The vast openness of the huge open fields and sky was almost...

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Fietsen in Nederland*

May 09, 13 Fietsen in Nederland*

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*Cycling in the Netherlands We spent the day cycling from Oldebroek to nearby Elburg a round trip of about 17kms(10.5 miles). Nothing can truly reflect the vast openness and bucolic beauty of the Dutch countryside. None the less I’ve tried to show a part of it in this short film of our trip …...

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Zandsculpturenfestijn*

May 06, 13 Zandsculpturenfestijn*

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*Sand Sculpture festival Back in springtime Holland again … prachtig !! (beautiful). We spent a very enjoyable day with Ma en Pa van Emous visiting a sand sculpture exhibition in Garderen … most impressive...

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Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

Nov 01, 12 Dagtocht naar Amsterdam

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Dagtocht naar Amsterdam – “Day trip to Amsterdam” Yesterday we had a fantastic day trip to Amsterdam which took in a canal tour, a visit to the Rijksmuseum ending up with meal in Dam square.… lekker...

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Autumn in Holland

Oct 28, 12 Autumn in Holland

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We’re back in Holland again in time to see the gorgeous Autumn colours and landscapes … prachtig as they say here (beautiful) !! Also a chance for some of us (ie Annelies 😀 ) to partake of some good old traditional winter fayre … Pea Soup or “Snert” … so thick you literally can stand your spoon up in it...

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Terschelling

We’re in the lovely, but windswept, island of Terschelling for a couple of days with Ma en Pa. It’s a totally charming place, “heel gezellig” as the Dutch would say (“very cozy”). It’s about twice the size of Guernsey but only has a population of 4,000 … most of it though is sand dunes! A...

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