Category Archives: Holland

Heeren Castle

We visited Alex and Ayla in Den Bosch and decided we would visit somewhere close by since Alex has a car. Heeren Castle is just outside Den Bosch and although not very old, it’s very pretty with an interesting interior. Later … Continue reading

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Vierdaagse 2016

Once again the Vierdaagse but this year is special because it is the 100th year. Denise and Phil visited us for a few days and we had a great time seeing live music at the Valkhof and the new location, … Continue reading

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Red Shoe Sessions at de Refter

Red Shoe Sessions organise small house concerts around Nijmegen but this time they arranged a whole day of artists in a large multi roomed house. De Refter is a commune which has been in operation since the 1980s and is … Continue reading

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Beer Festival

A bit chilly for May!  The event has been moved from Koningsplein to the Valkhof because it had outgrown the space.  Met up with Jessica, Ian and Leah.

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David Bowie Exhibition in Groningen

The David Bowie Exhibition transferred from the V&A in London to Groningen the most northernly city in the Netherlands.  Since Bowie’s death, ticket sales have gone crazy and the museum added extra hours. We decided to visit and stay overnight … Continue reading

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Breda – 1st November

We decided to use up one of our cheap train tickets and visit Breda since a few friends had good things to say about the city.  Easy one hour journey with no changes. It was a lovely autumnal day so the city was … Continue reading

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Autumn Day

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Openluchtmuseum, Arnhem – 24th October

The Open Air Museum in Arnhem reduces a lot of the activities in the winter.  On this visit with Phil and Denise, we met a lovely volunteer who told us about her experience growing up as a planter’s daughter in … Continue reading

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A trip to Dalfsen, Ommen and Kampen – 3rd and 4th October

The weather was forecast to be lovely and as it might have been the last nice weekend before winter, I found a hotel in an area we hadn’t been to.  The hotel was Mooierivier which means lovely river and it … Continue reading

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Gorinchem, Woudinchem and Loevestein Castle

A day trip to Gorinchem and Woudinchem and Loevestein Castle. Gorinchem was founded around the year 1000. On 9 July 1572, the Watergeuzen (Dutch rebels against Spanish rule) conquered the city and captured 19 Catholic priests and monks because they refused … Continue reading

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