Ameland

Our favourite weekend getaway in Holland is a little island all the way up north: Ameland.

An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease. True story. When you arrive on Ameland you can pick up your bikes at the terminal to discover the island. The best way to explore the island is by bike. So only pack what you can carry.


Note to self: if you want to bring your riding equipment, you just have space left for your swimsuit

Travel advise: Only pack what you can carry.

Nature is a true beauty on Ameland. Don’t forgot to go on a boattrip to meet the most relaxing lads I have ever seen. Book a tour on www.robbenboot.nl

Scouting for seals

The essential joy of riding a horse is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. There is no better feeling than galloping on the beach. With The Blinkert stables you can book a riding tour to explore the island’s beauty.

The best feeling in the world.

Just get on your bike and enjoy the typical Dutch landscape and do not forget to stop at one of the many beachbars. There are lovely and authentic restaurants in the city centre of Nes. Seafood is a must.

If you never go, you will never know.

Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to stay balanced you need to keep on moving. Weekend trips in nature are a temporarely taste of freedom from all the fuss and frustration in our lives. That is why we crave the open road so badly, it is a chance to let go.

Goodbye Ameland, back to reality.

Tulipfields in Holland

Spring is in the air and it makes me feel like writing something about the typical Dutch tulip fields and where to find them.

Typical Dutch scenery

Besides the main tourist attraction Keukenhof gardens there are many real life flower fields throughout Holland you can visit for free.

Noordoostpolder

Only a short trip by bike away you find to most beautiful flower fields between the cities Harderwijk and Dronten. Go hiking or use your bike to explore the glorious fields without trying to avoid buses of tourists.

Check https://tulpenrouteflevoland.nl/ to get directions to the flowerfields.

Creating your own flower arrangements

Get creative and bring your own flower bouquet home at www.hannekespluktuin.nl Spending a day in nature which is especially fun to do together with your children.

Jasmine in her creative mindset

In the end of the day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling. This is what a perfect weekend in April looks like.

Time to go home