De Gouden Klok
Travel Blogs from Holwerd
... Google of beautiful, medieval buildings and picturesque canals. I was absolutely amazed by the Oldehove and felt like a child in a candy store once arrived on the International airport of Leeuwarden. I checked my phone and took a few pictures to share on my thirty-three different social media WebPages.
Once I had arrived, I expected to see ethnic traditions being observed, Frisian people whom I could talk to and ...
... ice-block. A strange sight.
Once in the Netherlands we didn’t have too much further to go. We realised we needed to stop for dinner as we weren’t confident there would be any cooking facilities in our next place. We found a small pizza/ grill place in a tiny town. The homes were so neat with manicured gardens, it was all very different again. We had dinner, they were huge servings, and drove another 45 mins to our stop, ...
After a lazy morning, we had lunch in Balk at a little fish shop by the river.
Then we went to Lemmer
This little harbour on Friesland has been the destination of our family for many a trip. Papa used to sail from here on his friend's yacht. So we often came to visit, when they were getting ready to leave or when they had just returned.
I remember many hours watching the boats go through the lock and watching boats leave the marina.
Today we just took ...
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So we were one of the 9500 vehicles that cross this amazing feat of engineering every day.
After a cup of coffee - the Dutch do a lovely milky coffee they call "Kaffee verkeerd" - and a bite to eat, we returned over the dam and had a quick look at Makkum.
This little town ...
... for sports such as sailing. Sloten is near the Slotermeer. It is a historical city with old buildings and a mill in the center of the city. (wikipedia)
We had a little walk (you could circumnavigate the place in 30 min.) and took lots of pictures.