Travel Blogs from Schiermonnikoog
... It was quiet as summer season was over. From the southeast coast of Ameland to the northwest to the lighthouse built 1880. We found it was open to climb the 236 steps to the top to see the view 50m high. Biked back to Ness to look around the many shops and enjoy dinner before taking the ferry back to the ...
Perfect weather for a day trip to Leeuwarden. Saskia showed me around the old centre. We rode around and found the market, a Tea and Ceramic Museum, a nice place by the canal and in the sunshine to have lunch. Then onto a boat to cruise the canals and see the historic building ...
Arrived on time and bought a Dutch sim card for my phone. I'll be here for a while and lots of people to contact and it will be handy for transport apps to have a bit of data too. Then off to get a transport card for travelling on the trains and maybe buses too.
I found the right train with one change at Zwolle and then Rosa met me at Groningen train station.
It is great to be here and it is sunny and warm!
... not to talk politics and religion. He is quite a progressive and charitable man... However he did make it clear that the windfarms ARE ugly, and they ARE killing the birds, he'd like to see them removed. Tomorrow after breakfast in the great dining room, we'll be driven to see where Tim's Opa lived, then driven back to Amsterdam. I will sleep well tonight, with a belly full of delicious food, a clean comfy bed with no smelly backpackers for miles, in a mansion fit for a queen! Sweet dreams ...
Today we drove over the famous Dike that was built to help drain The Netherlands. It uses special locks that uses the tide and allows water to leave but not enter. The dike is over 30 km long. Without the dike and lock system, Netherlands would loose 1/4 of their land ...
Other places to stay in Schiermonnikoog
Reeweg 1, Schiermonnikoog | Hotelfrom $139
Badweg 17, Schiermonnikoog | Hotelfrom $162
Reeweg 2, Schiermonnikoog | Hotelfrom $69
Langestreek 94, Schiermonnikoog | Hotelfrom $118
Badweg 91, Schiermonnikoog | Hotelfrom $135