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Excursion into Friesland

Today is Easter Monday in the Netherlands. Traditionally, this is a holiday to get together with friends and family to celebrate springtime. On our excursion through the countryside, we saw many people out on bicycles or picnicking alongside the canals. Once again, the weather was ideal! Two villages in particular seemed to pull out all read more…

Giethoorn, Sloten, and Sneek

I have read about Giethoorn “the Venice of the North” for many years and seeing it in person was well worth the wait.  I enjoyed the canal ride, which allowed us to see this picturesque village.  Our stop in Luttelgeest to visit the Orchid Farm was another sleeper hit for me.  Viewing the orchids, the read more…