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Wadden Sea, the northern part of Holland

It’s my birthday next month and every time on that day I have to think of the memorable trip to the Wadden Sea we made in 1996. An unexpected adventure My 43rd birthday was nearly my last one. As I slowly sank into the Wadden Sea I saw in my mind a tombstone with twice […]

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Mudflat hiking in the Wadden Sea

An active mini-break in Holland For years we went to the north of the Netherlands some weekend in September to spend time with friends. Whether that weekend would be at the beginning of September or at the end depended on the tides, because we would hike from the coast to the island Schiermonnikoog and we […]

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Camping in freezing cold

In Florida of all places Maybe you won’t believe me, but it’s true: the only time I camped in a tent that was stiff from frostbite was in Florida. We should have known of course, because the place was called St. Petersburg! In 2000/2001 our son studied at the Western Carolina University as part of […]

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Cornmill De Korenbloem, Ulvenhout, the Netherlands

A mill around the corner Mills surround me, so I don’t always understand the excitement from foreign friends for them. But since I know friends and acquaintances from abroad like mills, of course I do take them there when they visit me. About 200 meters (more or less 200 yards) from my house is a […]

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Zollverein Essen, World Heritage site

An industrial monument in Germany My father was a passionate metal workman, which explains a lot of my own interest in industry and technique. Occasionally I was even allowed to accompany him to the factory where he worked and I could see the machines in their full splendor. I didn’t take up a technical profession […]

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Do you like the combination of Nature and Culture?

My husband and I live in the south of the Netherlands, so whenever we want to have a break, we can choose from three countries: Holland, Belgium and Germany. We both like to hike, we enjoy nature immensely, and we are also big fans of culture. If we draw a circle of a two-hour drive […]

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