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Hatert Housing

I’ve been meaning to find this housing project for some time since I’d seen photographs of it on-line. It was built by 24H for the city of Nijmegen as low income housing.  It really is beautiful!

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Open air Museum, Arnhem

Dave and his Mum wanted to visit the Open Air Museum in Arnhem which is just 15 minutes from Nijmegen.  The Museum, or rather park, was established in 1900 and consists of typical Dutch buildings such as windmills and barns … Continue reading

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Zutphen – 21st December

A ‘Dickens Christmas Market’ is held in Deventer every year but because it can be really busy, we decided to visit Zutphen which is a small town nearby.  We were pleasantly surprised as its centre was spared any damage in … Continue reading

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Oslo, Norway – 6th July

The ship docked beside Akershus Castle and just 10 minutes walk to City Hall.  The City Hall had a free tour at 10am and the building interior is amazing.  Work on it halted during WW2 and finally finished in 1950. … Continue reading

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Alesund and the Troll Road, Norway – 1st July

Alesund was our next port of call but we wouldn’t see the city until the end  of our next coach trip.  This was the highlight of our trip – the Troll Road.  Completed in 1933, the starting point at the bottom … Continue reading

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Brugge, Belgium

We took the train to Brugge (or Bruges if you’re a French speaker) to meet the Barnes family who were visiting from Mountain View as part of their Belgium bike tour.  The weather was lovely and Brugge hasn’t changed since … Continue reading

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Haarlem

We had a cheap day return we needed to use before the end of March so we decided on a trip to Haarlem which is only 10 miles from Amsterdam.  Being a Sunday, the town was quiet when we arrived … Continue reading

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Den Bosch with Mitch

A fellow volunteer from the Cantor Museum, Mitch, was visiting Amsterdam to attend The Ring and we decided to meet up in Den Bosch on one of his free days. ‘s-Hertogenbosch’s claim to fame is the birthplace of the painter Hieronymus … Continue reading

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Zwolle

We used the company car to go for a Sunday drive around the country.  We got a bit lost and ended up visiting Zwolle.  A nice surprise because it’s a very cute town so we’ll have to come back again.

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Trittenheim to Zeltingen, 1st October

Distance: 38km Cold and foggy again when we started the next leg of our journey, so time for a hat! We wanted to get to Bernkastel-Kues for lunch and spend a bit of time there before heading on to Zeltingen … Continue reading

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