Travel Blogs from Den Burg
... not the height of the tourist season. Lined up against the dunes were blue and white sheds which people rented to keep their beach things. There were plenty of people actively tanning. We had a bit of a paddle before returning to the nearest bus stop. Bit of a wait then back to the ferry. The bus ride was a great way to see the countryside on the island. ...
... money each year to keep it dry. Most of the windmills fell into disrepair , a few of them have been restored to its original state.They are fantastic to walk in. Everything is so big and looks very strong.
Next stop Volendam, nothing special to do there except have a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery
Home again late afternoon, just in time for Wim to cook us another gormet dinner, which we enjoyed sitting by the open fire.
What a nice day we had.
... at law. Interestingly, cyclists don’t have to and don’t choose to wear a helmet here.
Is that enough about bikes? Yes, I thought so. Let’s talk about the weather instead. Or maybe not, as it’s a bit depressing. After the first few days of mostly sun, it’s been about 50% rain each day.
Next time we will tell you a bit about the lovely town of Leiden.
Bye for now,
... summer but we have just struck it badly (it has rained every day of our time in the Netherlands!)
Back in Alkmaar we backed up all our photos onto two external harddrives, so we could clear off the memory cards. About 800 photos so far :-) Some of those will form panoramics later on though. We also did some washing and Lisa failed to think about the fact Matt's new red sleeping bag liner had not been washed before so put it (since it was silk) ...
There’s a nickname for people from around northern Holland: cheese heads (in Dutch: kaaskoppen).
It’s not a compliment.
The city of Alkmaar turns this nickname around during one weekend in June, when the medieval centre is transformed into Kaeskoppenstad (cheese head city).
Some 400 volunteers dress up in costumes and roam the narrow brick streets as washer women, fish ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStayokay Texel Den Burg
Great food, yummy bear, comfy rooms... Just a great time all around.
Beautiful places to bike to and the town is super adorable.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.