Netherlands

Groningen: Living in style ….

Our last destination in the Netherlands before we will be back to Germany was Menkemaborg, a manor house in the North of Groningen which is presented as if the occupants of the 18th century just had left. Menkemaborg Menkemaborg is an originally 14th-century, brick-built house, which was dramatically altered around 1700 but has since been …

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The Mustard Factory

In Eenrum, in the province of Groningen, we found a tiny factory where mustard is produced in the traditional way. We were interested how mustard is made so we went for a visit. Abrahams Mosterdmakerij also has a wind mill ūüôā Historical shop still in use Mill to crush the mustard seeds We could watch …

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The Battle of Arnhem

As an important part of the Second World War, the battle of Arnhem symbolises the effort with which the Allies fought for the liberation of Europe from the Hitler regime. We went to the Airborne Museum Hartenstein near Arnhem to learn more about this part of the war. British Sherman Firefly Tank @ Arnhem The building …

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@ URK and SCHOKLAND

On our second day in Flevoland we visited two former islands in the Ijseelmeer: Urk and Schokland. Both are now part of the new province. Urk still has its harbour, Schokland was already abandoned in 1859 and is now surrounded by meadows instead of rough sea. Parking for the night @ Lelystad Urk museum Beach …

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