Middelburg is Another CDT (Cute Dutch Town)

Posted by on 19/02/2014 at 7:38 am

Middelburg is the sleepy capital of Zeeland, the region best known for having given its name to New Zealand. I’ve cycled there during my journey to Paris. This is a nice shot of the cathedral of Middelburg, which is another Dutch town where you can never be sure about what’s crooked, the houses or the towers.

middelburg is another dutch town

Through the Autumn Mist

Posted by on 27/11/2013 at 8:38 am

Hi peeps, this one that you see today has been the last ride of 2012. Autumn was in full swing but it already felt like winter. I took the train to Woerden, where I started another bike ride from, and then rode back to Amsterdam. It was misty, damp and very cold.

bike ride through the autumn mist tower somewhere

Here follows the interactive route. Open the post on the website if you want to see it but can’t see it in your email / RSS feed.

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The Making of A Polder

Posted by on 10/07/2013 at 8:55 am

Have you ever wondered how polders are born? For those of you who might not know, a polder is drying the hell out of a water area (such as a lake or portion of the sea). The Netherlands boost some 3000 polders.

the making of a polder

In the picture above you can see the basic of polder creation: a ship fully loaded with dirt positions itself and starts dumping it into the water. Easy-peasy. The process is repeated until you create an artificial lake, to be later drained.

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Finally, Marken!

Posted by on 15/05/2013 at 9:20 am

Among all the bike rides around Amsterdam, this outta be one of my favorites, and here I’ll write about the first time we conquered it!

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The way there is fabulous: the lovely fishermen village of Durgerdam is just a stone-throw away from Amsterdam, yet it seems stuck centuries in the past. Then you follow the coastline all the way to the island… as you maybe remember from my previously failed attempt to reach it!

This time around I went there with my friend Bert, we cycled all the way to the eastern tip, where you can see this bad-ass, marvelous lighthouse.

marken is conquered lighthouse

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