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Strolling in Volendam: De Dijk

De Dijk in the Dutch city of Volendam is a tourist hotspot. Why? The amazing view over the lake called the IJsselmeer, the many tourists shops, fresh sea food and nice walking routes. During COVID-19 not a lot of tourism was going on. But, the empty streets make up for some nice pictures.

Sightseeing in Edam without tourism

COVID-19 forces us to stay at home as much as we can, and be responsible about the trips we make. Once things calmed down, we decided to slowly see something of our current country of residence: the Netherlands! Today we share with you some pictures of Edam, the city famous for it’s cheese market (which was not open unfortunately šŸ˜‰ ).

Zaanse Schans without tourists during COVID-19

The Zaanse Schans, located in Zaandam, is a sight that reminds us of the golden ages of the Netherlands and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Netherlands. With COVID-19, the sight is still open for public but of course with limited stores opened. Great way to see this otherwise swamped by tourists sight in it’s full glory!

Giethoorn – Venice of the Netherlands

You think Venice is pretty and romantic? We Dutchies have Venice in village size and let me tell you, it is way better than Venice! Curious about Giethoorn? Read on! It is one of the most popular hotspots in the Netherlands for a reason!

Hunebedden (Dolmen) of Havelte: short guideline

Hunebedden (in English: Dolmen) are ancient tombs located in the north of the Netherlands and consists of three or more rocks (megaliths). The entire history behind these tombes are still a mystery. Some are even thought of being used as sanctuaries. Most of them are located in the province Drenthe. In total, 52 are still intact today in Drenthe (and 2 in Groningen). 2 of those 52 are located in the small town of Havelte.Ā  Dolmen can be found all over Europe and even the world! Read on for more about this short trip!

#havelte #hunnebedden #dolmen #netherlands #hunnebedd53

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Short guideline: Kinderdijk, Windmill Kingdom

Kinderdijk is an UNESCO world heritage sight located in the Netherlands. Yes, my home country which is known for its eternal fight with water. But also, famous for windmills! If you love windmills, this is the place to visit. A total of 19 windmills occupy are situated around the Alblasserwaard polder. The windmills are built in the 18th century and have been maintained to an outstanding quality. No wonder this place is a hot spot for tourists who visit the Netherlands.

Short stop: Nederweert War Cemetery

Are you visiting the South of the Netherlands and doing a little tour? Just 30 kilometers from Eindhoven towards Maastricht you will pass the village Nederweert. There is not much to see in the village except one beautiful memorial: the Nederweert War Cemetery.

View of the entrance

The cemetery is dedicated to the casualties after the liberation of Nederweert on 21st September 1944. Nederweert was liberated by British troops, who still had ongoing fights with German patrols in the area.

There is a total of 362 graves on the burial site (Not as huge as the memorial site at Margraten, read more about that HERE).All the fallen soldiers are from Commonwealth countries. On the cemetery, there is Cross of Sacrifice with a bronze sword in it. In the back, there is a small chapel. See the gallery below for a view of the memorial.

It is worth a short visit while you are in the area. You can park the car next to the park the burial site is situated. It is 50 meters walk towards the entrance, also accessible by wheelchair. A great pitstop in the beautiful province of Limburg!

GET TO THE CHOPPER: Helicopter flight over the Netherlands/Belgium

Yesterday we had the opportunity for a short helicopter flight over Maaseik (Belgium) and Roosteren (Netherlands). Check out the footage below! šŸ™‚

Graffiti Art in Heerlen, Netherlands

#heerlen #graffiti #netherlands

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Heerlen in the Netherlands is the place I grew up in. I will not lie, it is a hideous city with more gray colors than others. Although the city has been working on its image of a former coal mine city. There is a lot of empty stores in the city center which is not appealing at all (still, in the neighboring cities and villages you will find enough nature). To make the city look a bit more colorful graffiti has been used to cheer up the streets. Can you spot them all in your visit?

Mini Eurotrip V: the NetherlandsĀ 

The last part of our trip took us to my home country, the Netherlands. After shortly visiting my childhood home where my girlfriends family and mine met for a cup of tea, we went on to Rotterdam. Here, the parents went on a tour through Rotterdam with the splasbus tour.

Which is right next to the famous Euromast in Rotterdam.

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