2020 was due to be our 10th consecutive trip to The Netherlands. Unfortunately, world events and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to that. 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.
This is part 2, looking at our 2012 trip. You can find part 1 here, looking at 1989-2011.
Continue reading “Netherlands 20: 2012”
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”
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”
At the end of May, we made what seems to be our annual visit to The Netherlands. On top of our usual trip to Duinrell, we arranged to spend a week in Utrecht in an Airbnb apartment. Continue reading “Netherlands 17”
For our week in Utrecht, we stayed at an apartment in Zuilen, which is about 2.5km to the north west of the city centre. Our apartment was located directly on Amsterdamsestraatweg, which is one of the main routes into the city, particularly for cycling. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: Around Amsterdamsestraatweg”
During our week in Utrecht, I took the kids to Griftpark. A park about 3km away, on the outskirts of Utrecht centre. To get there, we started by heading down Amsterdamsestraatweg, towards Utrecht. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: The route to Griftpark”
While in Utrecht, I had the opportunity to leave the family at our apartment, take to the cycleways and explore the city. This was early evening, after most people had returned home, so the streets were pretty empty. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: Around Utrecht centre”
While heading to Utrecht Centraal for a day trip to Amersfoort, we had time to have a quick look around the station. Locating the cycle parking gave use the opportunity to try out the new Moreelsebrug pedestrian/cycle bridge over the back of the station. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: Around Utrecht Centraal Station”
On our final full day in Utrecht, we decided on a trip to De Haar Castle, taking quite a roundabout route via Gunterstein castle. From our base for the week on Amsterdamsestraatweg, we headed out of Utrecht towards Gunterstein Castle along the cycleway. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: The route to De Haar Castle”
In recent years, much has been said about the cycle parking in Utrecht. Particularly the guidance system and the new indoor parking at Utrecht Centraal. So I was looking forward to trying out the parking facilities while we were staying in the city. Continue reading “Netherlands 17: Cycle parking in Utrecht”