Category Archives: Netherlands

Schoonhoven to the Hook

Emboldened by my map-reading success so far, I worked out a route for today that involved ferries and cycling through Rotterdam. Astonishingly, everything went smoothly. I caught the ferry from Schoonhoven over the Lek; the second ferry from Kinderdijk to … Continue reading

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Otterlo to Schoonhoven

It was still raining this morning. I set off with the preference to cycle all day but prepared to catch a train and do something else if the rain continued. The decision would be made when my socks were sodden … Continue reading

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Kröller-Müller

It has been raining all day, so the Kröller-Müller Museum was the perfect destination. (I would have spent even a sunny day there, though.) I arrived shortly after it opened and had the gallery to myself for half an hour, … Continue reading

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Zeist to Otterlo

I was greedy with the kilometres yesterday: I gobbled them all up and left hardly any for today. After lunch in Ede (a town so undistinguished that it doesn’t even sell postcards of itself), I found myself at my destination … Continue reading

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The Hook to Zeist

I was first off the ferry and immediately headed for a second breakfast in Delft – where, astonishingly, I didn’t get lost. And then it was lots of pedalling with the wind mostly at my back. My route veered between … Continue reading

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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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