Category Archives: Netherlands

Great little crested grebes

I saw a great crested grebe family on a canal in Amsterdam today: parents with one youngster apiece. The juveniles had striped heads and sounded quite demanding – although not as demanding as the noisy young coots further along.

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Utrecht to the Hook of Holland

Today was just putting in the kilometres to catch the ferry home. Yes, I did get lost in Delft – roadworks, which was my excuse the last time too. However, I did notice a couple of things: storks, different coloured … Continue reading

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Amersfoort to Utrecht: navigating by knooppunten

A bit hit and miss, but we got here. I don’t know what happened to knooppunt 39. Same procedure tomorrow for the much longer stage of Utrecht to the Hook via Woerden and Delft. I always get lost in Delft . … Continue reading

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Back in the Netherlands again

I sometimes think that I would like to live in the Netherlands – if only because of the cycle paths, large windows, pleasing brickwork, and my guess that it would be very satisfying to roll my tongue round the vowels … Continue reading

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Back in the Netherlands

A beautiful ride from the Hook to Den Haag: warm, a tailwind, sunshine, a spring in my wheels. Currently in Amersfoort –  home of irrepressible jackdaws who swoop down on café tables to steal full packets of sugar.

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Scheveningen

Ah, Scheveningen . . . the bracing tang of ozone and chips. The beach was fairly deserted, and the rows and rows of bicycle racks were empty apart from a couple of mopeds. But it was great cycling along the … Continue reading

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