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A visit to our prospective new flat

Since our landlord wants to sell the flat we are currently renting, I began looking for alternatives last summer.  We had been to see the new development at the Handelskade with a view to buying a flat. However, the floor … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2015

Our friends Denise and Phil from England are due to return to the UK for good in January. It’s not going to be the same without them as we share similar interests and often go out on a Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Hobby Centrum Christmas Market – 13th December

  The Hobby Centre holds a Christmas Market in December where members can sell their work.  I volunteered to help set up the stalls on the Friday and to serve erwtensoep (pea and smoked sausage soup) and gluhwein on Sunday. … 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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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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A day trip to Leiden – 30th August

A nice day and a cheap train ticket to use before it expired so a trip to Leiden.

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Afrika and Holy Land Museums – 9th August

We joined the Discovering the Netherlands Meet Up group as they were visiting two outdoor museums in our area.  It’s a half hour cycle to Groesbeek and the museums cover a large area and have park like settings. The Holy Land outdoor museum (or … Continue reading

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Vierdaagse or 4 Day Marches – 18th to 24th July

The biggest party in the Netherlands! 4 days of 45,000 people walking up to 50kms a day and free music in the town centre for everyone else! We went out every night to the Valkof Park to listen to bands. … Continue reading

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