Tag: Netherlands

The Castle Visits of 2016

2016 was, among other things, a year of castles for us. Turns out we got to see a total of 28 castles in 8 different countries, which so far is a record for us. Some castles were ruins with almost nothing left and others were very well-preserved, and some of […]

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These Go To Eleven

The Elfstedentocht. Ever heard of it? No, neither had we until we were planning a trip to the Netherlands. The Elfstedentocht, or Eleven Cities Tour, is an ice-skating race around – you guessed it – eleven cities. It takes place in the Friesland province of the Netherlands whenever it’s cold […]

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Aachen

The first German building placed on the UNESCO World Heritage site was the Aachen Cathedral in, of course, the city of Aachen. Aachen is about a 2.5 hour drive from us, so rather than get up at the crack of dawn for a day trip that would involve a 5-hour […]

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Alkmaar, Netherlands

Have I mentioned that the Netherlands is one of my favorite countries in Europe?  I like it more and more every time we go there.  After visiting 36 European countries, I think I’d still choose the Netherlands as the country I’d live in if I was going to live in […]

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