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Jun 5, 2018 - Het Loo, Apeldoorn

As Keukenhof Gardens are closed...tulips are finished.....we decided to go back to Apeldoorn to see King William III and Queen Mary of Orange's Garden. Yes...Gord went Back! This was not far, only 40 kms. Last year we watched a special on this garden. It was modelled after Versailles but is a much smaller version....and it is definitely Dutch. The palace is undergoing major restoration and the Queen's Garden is piles of dirt but the King's Garden, the Upper and Lower Gardens were amazing. First we found out that what I thought was the...

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Jun 3, 2018 - Bremerhaven

Bremen is a city of over 560,000 people. The Old Town is on an artificial island with water all around. This a.m. we drove north to Bremerhaven on A27 turning off to drive into Bremerhaven...a little city with an old heart and lots of modern buildings. We headed to the German Immigration/emmigration Building. It is now an interactive museum. We took on the persona of a character and followed them through their voyage to United States. Gord was Manfred Schnetzer and I was Hertha Nathorff. We learned about their successful lives in Germany...

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Sep 2, 2013 - Apeldoorn, Holten and Canadian War Cemetery

Apeldoorn is a very nice small city and our hotel room was economical but good, which is a nice t combination. We rented bikes right at the hotel, cycled to the train station, took the train to Holten, about 1/2 hour away. Got directions and rode out to the Canadian War Cemetery. Brian's uncle died in Holland near the end of WWII and is buried here. We spent several hours at the visitors centre and the cemetery itself. learned a lot about the Canadian involvement in the war and liberation of Holland. Spent some time seeing the sights of...

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May 8, 2013 - The Paleis Het Loo

We thought it was going to be a cloudy and cool day so we decided we would visit the Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn. The palace was built for William III of Orange and his wife Mary II of England between 1684 and 1686. This was just before what has become known as the “Glorious Revolution” took place, when William invaded Britain. This eventually resulted in King James II (Mary’s father) being deposed and fleeing from the country. He ruled jointly with his wife Mary until her death in 1694 and then continued to rule England until his death in...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Heather (Hither) and Dale

July 30, 2012 Heather and Dale Today was a relatively short ride—57KMS (1670 calories) but is was very long--it had rolling hills with a headwind. It threatened to rain for most of the ride and we actually rode the last hour in rain. The ride was through a large park consisting of scotch pines, sand dunes and heather meadows—it was very bleak in certain parts of the ride. It was in one of these large heather meadows that paratroopers landed as part of the liberation of Apeldoorn area Above are pictures of the Palace Het Loo Castle, which...

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Jul 29, 2012 - Saskatchewan Hills

July 29, 2012 Saskatchewan Hills Today we biked 70 KMS (2601 calories burned). Not sure if the calorie count will be accurate since we cycled the majority of the day in the Saskatchewan Hills (strong headwind). It should be higher because of the wind, but maybe lower because of the pit stop in Deventer (great apple pie and “cream”). As the 3rd part of our trip yesterday, we traveled through a very successful agricultural area—again, many dairy farms. We also have noted in our last 3 days there have been many Shetland Ponies. The highlight...

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May 3, 2010 - Back In Apeldoorn

Monday 3rd May 2010 Weather:-Raining/Cold-8 degree--feels like 5 Apeldoorn The last three days have not gotten any better, weather wise I mean and we are now busy giving our temporary home on this side of the world a final clean up and getting all our washing and ironing in order as tomorrow we leave for Italy. Herman has spent some extra time detailing our home-swapper's car as with the long distances travelled there is always the inevitable bug collection that congregates on the duco. We had a lovely interlude yesterday with the arrival...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Apenheul-Apeldoorn

Tuesday 27th April 2010 Weather:-Overcast-17 degrees/feels more like 14 Apenheul-Apeldoorn And so the 'Nature Series' continues with a trip to visit our ancient ancestors. Because we had before us the promise of a beautiful sunny day we thought a trip to the Apenheul Primate Park would be a fun thing to do. Our first choice for the day's activities was to go to the 'Palace Het Loo' not far away from us but as we had read 'No photography allowed' we thought it better to go and visit a Palace in Italy when we go there next week, I am sure...

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Apr 20, 2010 - Back in Apeldoorn

Tuesday 20th April 2010 Weather:-Sunshine-15 degrees Bremm / Venlo /Apeldoorn 322k=3:30h + stops An early start to drive back home to Apeldoorn was on the cards as we wanted to load up our shenanigans along the Rhine of the day before via the internet point in Cochem and also say our farewells to Herman's Aunt Ellie as our journey took us straight past her place in Venlo. We purposely called in on her unannounced as she was intent on calling her son from a fair way away so that he could say "Hello" to us as well but knowing peoples' busy...

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Apr 4, 2010 - Amersfoort

Sunday 4th April 2010 Weather:-Cold/Rain/and a burst of Sunshine Apeldoorn to Amersfoort 53k=:37 min We were in for a treat today as my cousin Jos and her husband Rolf have just dropped their boat into the water again after its winter siesta in dry dock. We went over to see if they needed a hand as Jos has recently broken her right wrist while ice skating (last time we were here she had broken her left wrist) so like all of us who still think we are spring chickens that bounce when we fall down we have to come to realise that time is...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Venlo

Saturday 3rd April 2010 Weather:-Cold/rain/Sunshine- ? degrees Did you wonder what we did yesterday? I vegied out in my dressing gown all day and Herman read abouth his nighty eight copy 'National Geographic' That's All Folks!! Apeldoorn to Venlo=126k—1:19h Venlo for those of you who don't know is where Herman was born during the later part of WWII and it is also the place where his only remaining Aunty, Uncle and one of his cousins and her husband still live. We had a good look around Venlo and Blerick, just across the River Maas, on our...

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Apr 1, 2010 - See You Later, Amsterdam

Thursday 1st April 2010 Weather:-Cold/Hail/Sunshine-6 degrees Eureka!! I have found out why the whole of Amsterdam seems to be a building site, they are building a new underground railway and that can't be easy in that large and busy metropolitan city. The new subway will be 9.8k long and have eight stations—most of them underground with the trains travelling under the Ij. The objective is to have trains at four minute intervals during the day and eight minute intervals during the night. Herman's observation was that during construction...

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