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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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Bologna – Day 2

Another hot day in Bologna.  Luckily most of the streets are covered porticos and give shelter from the sun (and rain in the winter). We visited some nice palazzos/museums, had the most fantastic gelato at Gelateria Gianni, had lunch at … Continue reading

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Stoom Bar at Oersoep Brewery

Oersoep is a newish brewery based in the old Honig factory on the Waal.  ‘Oersoep’ means primordial soup!  They often have guest breweries come and brew a special batch of beer. We particularly like the cheese and meat platter or … Continue reading

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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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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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Flam, Norway – 3rd July

Flam translates as ‘little place between steep mountains’.  Most famous for the Flam railway (Flamsbana) which passes through the narrow valley and was started in 1923 but took 20 more years to finish because of the difficult terrain.  Because of … 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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Beer run

We are lucky to have a great Wine and Beer shop around the corner.  The staff are very helpful and they will order a specific beer if they don’t stock it.  It’s called ‘In de Blauwe Druif’ which means Blue … 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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Maastrict and Aachen

NXP arranged a car rental as part of the package and we decided to split the month over a few weekends since there was no real need for a car during the week.  We got a nice 4WD Volvo which … Continue reading

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