Beginning of the year we were a bit covid tired, so decided to take a trip to the North of the Netherlands. Southwest-Friesland is known for its cozy villages, lakes and canals. It also has beaches, since the Afsluitdijk closed the former sea years ago it became a fresh water lake. Calm waters, but still got that beach appearance! There is a lot to do in this province, if you want to know more about tourism is this region be sure to check their website. Here are a few pictures of our trip visiting several villages!
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 (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. Dolmen can be found all over Europe and even the world! Read on for more about this short trip!
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.
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.
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!
Yesterday we had the opportunity for a short helicopter flight over Maaseik (Belgium) and Roosteren (Netherlands). Check out the footage below! 🙂
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?