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Jun 4, 2018 - Utrecht

We left Slaphurst and drove via motorways to Apeldoorn but Het Loo was closed so we drove through the park and left. We went to Utrecht. Our first impression of this university town was unfavorable. It was expensive to park....over 4 € per hour...and cigarette butts, tissues, paper towels, leaves etc were everywhere. Some of the buildings and statues were neat. Signs were few and far between. Eventually we found the tourist info bureau, got some good directions, and found a place to stay. It is clean, in a residential part of town and a...

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Jun 22, 2017 - Utrecht day 6

Thursday Woke to another very hot morning, so we decided to bus it to Amersfoort, to check out the old city. We saw more country side, and some very wealthy residential properties like St Ives, wide streets and large manicured blocks. Amersfoort had lots of boutique shops & out door cafes, very compact. It has a canal system that rings the whole town. We spent most of the day exploring, then some more on our return to Utrecht, made back to our B&B before our first rain event in Holland. Tomorrow we head off early to catch a flight to Paris...

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2017 But's Adventure

Jun 21, 2017 - Utrecht day 5

Wednesday Today we ventured out by bike, started a bit earlier to try and beat the heat. It was another lovely morning with a cooler breeze, making it perfect for cycling and decided we would try and find the "De Haar" castle a bit out of town, the biggest castle in Holland. The cycle paths are amazing, I know we keep saying it, but they are all numbered, and at each point when the direction/number changes there is a map showing where you are and all the numbered paths going off from it in every direction. So organised! And the cars are...

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2017 But's Adventure

Jun 20, 2017 - Utrecht, days 1 to 4

Saturday to Tuesday Saturday morning we said goodbye to our riding buddies and spent the day trekking around Amsterdam before heading out to Utrecht around 4pm to find our B&B. Amsterdam is such a big place, lots of canals, (water was pretty dirty) but beautiful streets, beautiful boats on the canals and heaps of tourists!! We went on a canal boat tour which showed us most of the important sites, then walked to find what we wanted to see. We found the flee markets on the way, they were huge but didn't buy anything. Almost though.... The...

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2017 But's Adventure

Jun 15, 2017 - Vianen, Netherlands

Thursday We started the ride from Gorinchem about 9am, again passing through a number of very small villages along narrow country lanes, passing Heukelum a lovely small port, and then Leerdam a village renown for it's glass ware. We had a coffee break at their glass museum workshop. Unfortunately the glass pieces were very expensive, one beautiful fruit glass platter €475 - ouch! On the way to our lunch stop at Schoonrewoerd, Albert took a small diversion to show us Holland's version of the leaning tower of Pisa. A small brick church tower...

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2017 But's Adventure

Jul 14, 2013 - Living in a dream ….

Chasing a sound Told everybody I believe I’m Europe-bound Here I am Well I guess its no surprise Up to my knees in water Up to my ears in dragonflies…. I ran away from Latin America, well actually I flew. I flew from San Jose, Costa Rica on the 4th of July and had a stop over in Atlanta. So I was in the good ol' US of A for a little bit on the 4th and if the plane hadn't been delayed, I may have had a chance to catch a glimpse of some fireworks going off over the city. But it wasn't to be, I did manage to have a hamburger though. Then I...

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Jul 1, 2012 - Utrecht

We leave Ede for Utrecht, a student city sort of in the centre of Holland. Oom Jaap drove us there and allowed us to leave our baggage in his car so that we bagless for a while discovering Utrecht. We only had time to see two big attractions: firstly the Domkerk and then the eating at a pancake house "langs de gracht" (along the canal). For me this is Utrecht. The Domkerk is an enormous church that has since survived a fire and a hurricane and as a result has been divided into two: the church and the tower with the "plein" in the middle....

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Apr 6, 2012 - Utrecht, The Netherlands

5 ½ hours and 4 trains later we arrived in Utrecht in Holland. Very cold. We went for a walk to a bar area where people sit at outside tables with blankets on them. They don’t even have patio heaters! Utrecht is a university town, so lots of people (young, old, dogs, cats) crowded the bars. They’re a hardy bunch. A canal runs thru the centre of town. Bikes everywhere. My head was constantly swivelling to check for people, bikes, cars, buses....all have their own lanes.

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Europe 2012

May 2, 2008 - Netherlands-Utrecht: Mel's favourite city

Utrecht was Mel's favourite city. We spent quite a few days just hanging out, walking around-doin whatever, which is my favourite form of entertainment.

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Here we go

Aug 11, 2007 - Holland Road trip- Utrecht

Utrecht. 1st stop on our Holland road trip courtesy of Merel. What can I say. Crazy cathedral, bad service at a cafe great at another, but a lot of goths hanging around a catholic church (sorry no picture of them). Cool city to hang out and drink coffee and beer.

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Aug 11, 2006 - Back in Amsterdam

Hey Y'all- We're back in Amsterdam for the final leg of our trip. Before we said goodbye to Copenhagen and Sophie (who rocks), we checked out Tivoli Gardens. I'm assuming there's no relationship to Tivoli Gardens in Arcata, as one is a Danish theme park and the other is a ratty Apartment complex behind Figueiredo's Videos known for it's geeky D+D tenants. Anyway, after a full travel day on the train (which, thank Gawd, was uneventful), we made it to our ultra-sweet hotel in central Amsterdam. We're loving it here! We didn't have time for...

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Dronkers in Europe

Sep 20, 2005 - Touring in the vacancie boos. Terneuzen Pt II

Firstly - A HUGE thank you to all the family and friends in Terneuzen who have made our time here so fun and very memorable ! We particularly would like to thank our wonderful friends and hosts, Pe and Marian Lazeroms, who not only housed and fed us for 5 and a bit weeks, but were great fun and company as well. The past three weeks have been busy to say the least. Almost every day we were up to something different. On a couple of occasions we watched the local soccer team (coached by a close friend of Doiv) play on a Saturday afternoon....

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