Monthly Archives: September 2014

Weekend trip to the island of Texel – 26th September

Texel is the largest of the West Friesan islands off the coast of the Netherlands and is reached by car ferry from Den Helder on the mainland.  The crossing takes 20 minutes and only 3 euros return for foot passengers.  We took … Continue reading

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70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden – 20/21st September

It is exactly 70 years ago that allied forces, in a daring attempt to prepare the way for a major invasion of Germany, tried to seize several bridges behind enemy lines. Operation Market Garden involved 34,600 men, 1,700 vehicles and … Continue reading

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Local street fair at Steenbokstrasse

We cycled round to the beer shop to take back some bottles and discovered we couldn’t park our bikes in the usual spot as there was … a petting zoo! Seems that an annual street fete or braderie is held … Continue reading

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Visit to Efteling Amusement Park – 14th September

Bill’s company, NXP, arranged a special party for all their employees (about 6,000). It was a party held at the oldest theme park in Holland, Efteling.  It’s midway between Den Bosch and Tilburg.  The entrance fee is 45Euros which seems … Continue reading

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Last weekend of the Kaaij

The ‘Kaaij’ is a summer-only event that takes place under the Nijmegen bridge next to the small harbour.  It looks like a hippy/traveller encampment, what with the old sofas and temporary awnings. However, different bars and restaurants, as well as … Continue reading

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