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May 5, 2015 - Kroller - Muller Museum, it just does't get any better!

I visited the Kroller-Muller Museum on my last visit to Europe and really wanted Pam to see it on this visit. The sculpture garden and museum are located in DE HOGE VELUWE National Park. It is the largest national park in the Netherlands. The gardens and hedge rows serve to seperate and isolate the sculpture individually or in groups. We felt like we were the only ones in the garden most of the time. The weather report called for rain in the afternoon so we headed for the sculpture garden first. The weather was cool but calm in the shelter...

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May 4, 2015 - From Castles to Windmills

We are off to pick up our second rental car. We have 3 nights and a couple of museums to check out. Travel days are always hectic and we have learned not to plan much site seeing on those days. This one is no exception. Train delays cause us to miss our car pick up time and we are forced to take the train to Amsterdam to get our KIA (I hesitate to call it a car). As with a lot of problems on this trip after it is over we find it really worked out better. For instance, picking up the car in Amsterdam was closer to our accommodations and...

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Jun 3, 2013 - Carnival at Deventer, Netherland

We spent the last three nights in a lovely city named Deventer. It is a city not visited by many tourists but it should be because it was a great walking town and lots of fun to explore. Our campground was very close to the city center. We could walk about a quarter of a mile to a bridge or take the passenger ferry that was about two minutes walking distance from our campground. Once across the river Ijssel we were in the old town city center. There was a street carnival set up in the central market place. The carnival looked exactly like...

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Jun 1, 2013 - Kroller-Muller Museum

The weather here changes quickly and dramatically. Yesterday we were riding bikes dressed in shorts. Today is cold, cloudy and about 50 degrees. Time for another museum! We are still in the Hoge Veluwe National Park which houses the Kroller-Muller Museum. Anton and Helene Kroller-Muller were a German-Dutch couple who purchased the park in 1914. He wanted hunting grounds, she wanted a museum. They were so rich they both got what they wanted. His hunting lodge is a huge mansion but is closed right now for renovation. Her museum holds the...

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May 31, 2013 - Hoge Veluwe National Park

Talk about slow travel, we've been on the road now for 16 days and have only put 220 miles on the camper. We are pretty much traveling from one town to the next. Today we made it to the Hoge Veluwe National Park. It is one of the largest open space areas in western Europe but is small compared to the huge parks we have in the U.S. To discourage people from using their cars, the park has over 1700 free bikes to use. Just find one that fits and off you go. The bikes are definitely "cruisers"; heavy, big, coaster brakes, and only one gear....

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May 3, 2013 - Ready for take off

Het was even een uitdaging om alles in 2 koffers te krijgen; met Han op de terugweg kunnen we een extra koffer meenemen. Opvallend is dat Han (nu) al de meeste kleding heeft...nog een BBB avond (Bank Bier Borrelnoten) en dan morgenvroeg naar Schiphol.

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May 2, 2013 - Laatste loodjes

Vandaag hebben we het kantoor voor een tijdje achtergelaten, vele leuke reacties gehad en nog een hele dag morgen voor de laatste boodschappen en wat kaartjes printen van Nanjing, hotel ligt centraal in het centrum voor zover mijn kennis Chinees kaartlezen strekt......eerst op naar Schiphol zaterdagochtend. De aansluiting in Beijing naar Nanjing is wat krap , als we die halen zijn we rond de middag 5 mei bij ons hotel. De ontmoeting met Han staat voor 6 mei op de planning maar we houden er rekening mee dat dit ook zomaar op 5 mei kan...

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Apr 14, 2013 - Arnhem,Netherlands

Although human activity in Arnhem can be traced back 70,000 years to the Neanderthals of the Stone Age, among the area's first inhabitants were eagles. In 893, monks from a nearby monastery called the place Arnhem, which literally means "home of the eagle". Located in the southern reaches of the Valuwe, a beautiful hilly region rich in forests, the area was originally surrounded by swamps and offered fertile vegetation for a heavy population of wildlife. Arnhem has also been immortalized in the epic motion picture, A Bridge Too Far, which...

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Sep 24, 2011 - “Where coffee shops are not for drinking coffee.......”

We lingered a lot longer than planned in the Netherlands, but to good effect. We are both captivated by the place. The Netherlands has been unique in a number of ways, for example: • VISA cards are not usually accepted – even if there is a VISA logo on the cash register or on the door of the restaurant. • If a bank machine “eats” your card, the bank cannot give it back to you. Yes, this happened to us. • There is way more bikes than people. At least 50% of the bikes are chained to railings with flat tires and / or significant parts missing...

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Oct 8, 2010 - UPDATED -- Cool day, cool museum (and it was open!)

Marilyn's Musings We have been enjoying what constitutes a continental breakfast here in Holland -- the usual pastries, ham, cheese, yogurt, a boiled egg, coffee. Today's hotel added smoked salmon and some good fruit salad to the mix. And, to accommodate the English clientele, scrambled eggs and bangers were in chaffing dishes! My grandparents would always rate a restaurant on the quality of its coffee, so using that scoring system, the place gets a solid 4 cups! The weather continues to be overcast and foggy -- couldn't see much action...

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Oct 7, 2010 - Travel and laundry

This was one of those very boring travel-catch up on chores days. The closest self-laundry was about 15 kilometers away in a slightly larger village, so we headed there, arriving to find a small, very clean laundrette located in a tiny square in town. There were 5 washers and 4 dryers, two in use; so we hastily claimed two machines by dumping assorted dirty items in each. Then Bob went to use the change machine to purchase the tokens needed to make the machines run! Enter one diminutive Belgian woman who was hell bent on helping him with...

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Aug 15, 2008 - A Day of Transfers!

DAY 33 - Trains to and Through Netherlands We made three transfers today ... one in Frankfurt, another in Arnhem and another in Zwolle. Arnhem is interesting for Caleb because both of his grandfathers served in the area during the Second World War. No doubt things have changed quite a lot since then! Didn't have time to look around as the train to Zwolle left immediately ... At Zwolle we had 4 minutes to get our train, and did so with about 30 seconds to spare! Very Amazing Race :)

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