Monthly Archives: December 2013

Amsterdam before Hogmany

Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to go to Amsterdam the day before Hogmany and visit the Rijksmuseum – the queue was around the block so we headed to a different museum.  The 17th Century van Loon canal town house … Continue reading

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Boxing Day 2013

A nice sunny day so headed for a cycle with a reward of a drink and soup at De Blauwe Hand. We went through a suburb of Nijmegen, Groesbeek, and noticed a wooden statute of a para trooper and a … Continue reading

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Kroller-Muller Museum

The Kroller-Muller Museum is within the Hoge Veluwe National Park and is just a half hour drive from Nijmegen. Since we had a car through the company, we drove there on Sunday.  The museum has the 2nd largest collection of … Continue reading

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SinterKlaas and Zwarte Pieter

On the 5th of December Sinterklaas arrives with presents for the children.  He actually sailed in to the Netherlands from Spain a few weeks earlier, accompanied with his helpers, Zwarte Pieters or Black Peters.  It’s a little disconcerting to see … Continue reading

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