Castle Doorwerth

It’s been a while since posting here or updating my website — and it’s not for the lack of photographic material. There will be however a few photo journeys I’ll be sharing with you, starting with this recent visit to medieval Castle Doorwerth situated on the river Rhine, near the …

Kingsday 2014

This was officially the first King’s Day in the Netherlands, and this is what it looked like around my neigborhood.  

The dunes of Schoorl

For our last weekend hike we drove a bit to the north to an area called Schoorl, just above Alkmaar. A beautiful hilly area near the coast surrounded by dunes and forests. The weather was perfect with a nice breeze and a blue sky. Determined to eventually reach the sea-side …

False alarm

This is what a False-alarm looked like last night around the corner from where I live. The sirens noise alone leading to this, sounded like half the city was on fire and all help was called at once. Allegedly, there was a report of a dead body in that lake, …

Stockholm Marathon 2013

I never participated or followed a marathon before, let alone traveled to another country for it! But couple of weeks ago that was exactly what happened. Joined by some mates, we decided to go visit Stockholm to support our participant friend and take the opportunity in enjoying this beautiful city. …

Weekend in Stockholm

You wouldn’t normally say that (at least not out loud), but choosing Stockholm as weekend destination for enjoying some proper summer weather in a gorgeous city together with your mates, proved to be the correct choice to make! While the rest of Europe seemed to experience the cold symptoms of …

Hiking in Utrechtse Heuvelrug

For this hike we went direction south near Utrecht to walk into the forests of the National Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug. Located between the Driebergen-Zeist and the Maarn railway stations, it’s one of the most beautifully varied and oddest forests I’ve ever walked through.  

Hiking around Almere

Last weekend I’ve joined my friends to a nice bit of 15+ kilometers hike around the Almere area. A hiking trail called “Oostvaardersplassen NS-wandeltocht”. The day started rather gloomy with some rain showers and wind. But after a short while it cleared up for a beautiful sunny day and the …