2020 was due to be our 10th consecutive trip to The Netherlands. As before, we were due to spend a week at Duinrell with friends and family. We were also planning a stay at Vakantiepark Koningshof, not far from Katwijk the week before.
Unfortunately, world events and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to that. In the scheme of things, there’s bigger things to be worrying about right now, but it’s disappointing nonetheless.
Rather than dwell on what might have been, I thought I’d take the opportunity to look back at our previous trips to The Netherlands, going back a long time before I started the blog and was really aware of transport cycling as a thing.
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2019 saw us back in The Netherlands once again. On top of our usual visit to Duinrell, we arranged a week in Hulshorst, in the province of Gelderland. Continue reading “Netherlands 19”
During the second week of our Netherlands 19 trip at Duinrell, some of our group were keen to go to Madurodam. Now, we love Madurodam, but it’s getting to the stage where we’ve probably been there enough times. For me it is anyway. Continue reading “Netherlands 19: The route to Delft”
The second week of our Netherlands 19 trip saw us returning to Duinrell in Wassenaar, near The Hague. We’ve been to Duinrell so many times now, that it’s getting a little embarrassing. This was our 9th visit! Continue reading “Netherlands 19: The route to Voorburg”
While staying in Hulshorst, Gelderland at the Droompark Bad Hoophuizen holiday park, we thought it was a great opportunity to make a return visit to Utrecht. Two years ago in 2017, we spent a week in Utrecht and loved it. So we were definitely due a return visit! Continue reading “Netherlands 19: Utrecht revisited”
As I mentioned in the first Netherlands 19 post, Harderwijk was the closest city to the holiday park we were staying at, Droompark Bad Hoophuizen. Just a short 8km ride away. Continue reading “Netherlands 19: The route to Harderwijk”
For the first week of our near annual Netherlands trip, we usually try to find somewhere new to visit, where we’ve not been before. In previous years, this has included stays in The Hague, Zeeland, Utrecht and Bovenkarspel. This year, we headed to the holiday park Droompark Bad Hoophuizen, located in Hulshorst, Gelderland. Continue reading “Netherlands 19: The route to Nunspeet”
2018 saw us return to The Netherlands once again. On top of our usual trip to Duinrell, we arranged to spend a week in Bovenkarspel, in the region of West-Frisia, North Holland. Continue reading “Netherlands 18”
On our penultimate day at Duinrell, I had chance to head out for a bike ride while the rest of the family headed for a different kind of ride in the theme park. Looking for somewhere new to go, I set my sights on Zoetermeer, having never been there before. Continue reading “Netherlands 18: The route to Zoetermeer”
As we do most years, we spent the second week of our Netherlands trip in 2018 at Duinrell. For those that don’t know, Duinrell is a holiday park, located in the town of Wassenaar, 10km north of The Hague. Continue reading “Netherlands 18: Around Wassenaar”