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Travel Blogs from Wolvega
... 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 ...
Today we travelled to the first World Heritage Site in the Netherlands:
The Island of Schokland
Except it is not an island any longer.
Imagine, in prehistoric times a landscape, part of the mainland and beginning to be settled by hunter gatherers. By about 1000 AD fishermen begin to make a living here ...
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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 ...
Today we had an easy going day. We went to Sloten
Sloten received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of Gaasterlân-Sleat. Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a ...