A Week in the Netherlands in Fall 2017 – Part 2 – Groningen

Gerben worked a lot to finish the houseboat in Groningen. Went with him and Dee for a day to look at the city. The old part is quite nice and there are lots to see.

‎⁨Verbindingskanaal⁩ in Groningen
‎⁨Verbindingskanaal⁩ in Groningen

Sint Jozefkathedraal
Sint Jozefkathedraal

Sint Jozefkathedraal
Sint Jozefkathedraal

Sint Jozefkathedraal
Sint Jozefkathedraal

Sint Jozefkathedraal

St. Anthony Gasthuis
St. Anthony Gasthuis

Tower of the Martinikerk
Tower of the Martinikerk

Town hall at Grotemarkt - note the flag!
Town hall at Grotemarkt – note the flag!

Lunch time!
Lunch time!

Of course the German has to park in the middle of the square
Of course the German has to park in the middle of the square

The building now houses a supermarket
The building now houses a supermarket

Nice tower
Nice tower

Along the Brugstraat
Along the Brugstraat

The Noordelijk Scheepward Museum
The Noordelijk Scheepward Museum

Another water street
Another water street

View towards Noorderhaven
View towards Noorderhaven

House at Noorderhaven street
House at Noorderhaven street

I think the locals call it the dot. There is also a beach bar.
I think the locals call it the dot. There is also a beach bar.

Perfect spot!
Perfect spot!

At Kolendrift street
At Kolendrift street

Another great sunset at the house
Another great sunset at the house

Fresh from the garden
Fresh from the garden

There was real food as well! Thank you Dee!
There was real food as well! Thank you Dee!

Food!

You get it - I am sure
You get it – I am sure

Off season - the best time
Off season – the best time of the year

Quite and calm
Quite and calm

Enough fun for today!
Enough fun for today!

When you just got the kid out of the water and put the dry cloths on
When you just got the kid out of the water and put the dry cloths on

Quality time in the late afternoon
Quality time in the late afternoon

Blue sky in the day - clouds for a perfect sun set sky!
Blue sky in the day – clouds for a perfect sun set sky!

Bike tour today to ⁨Stavoren⁩.
Bike tour today to ⁨Stavoren⁩.

Coming back from the ‎⁨Ijsselmeer⁩
Coming back from the ‎⁨Ijsselmeer

Nice old boats
Nice old boats

Harbour in Stavoren⁩
Harbour in Stavoren

I love the quiet times in the garden
I love the quiet times in the garden

8:52 at the train station in Stavoren⁩. Gray sky to say good-bye
8:52 at the train station in Stavoren⁩. Gray sky to say good-bye

Waiting for the train to fill up
Waiting for the train to fill up

Dee is inside the phone again
Dee is inside the phone again

10:01 in Leuwaarden. The next train.
10:01 in Leuwaarden. The next train.

11:35 close to Olst
11:35 close to Olst

12:27 in Velp⁩
12:27 in Velp⁩

14:44 in Düsseldorf
14:44 in Düsseldorf

15:12 at Cologne train station
15:12 at Cologne train station

16:02 in Andernach⁩ at the Rhine river
16:02 in Andernach⁩ at the Rhine river

A few minutes later in Kettig⁩
A few minutes later in Kettig⁩

Church in ‎⁨Sankt Goarshausen
Church in ‎⁨Sankt Goarshausen

The famous Loreley
The famous Loreley

18:24 close to Mannheim⁩
18:24 close to Mannheim

19:07 made it to Stuttgart. Took the tram to Marienplatz and now I have to wait for the bus.
19:07 made it to Stuttgart. Took the tram to Marienplatz and now I have to wait for the bus.

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Summer Trip 2016 Part 5 – Groningen

Good bye Berlin – a few more hours to Groningen. Walked to the bakery, had coffee with some baked nice things. From there it is only a minute to the tram stop. Now imagine: rush hour traffic at the station and only two machines for tickets. A looooong line and most of the people do not really know how to work the machine and do not have small change and are slow in general. To make things worse -> only one machine was working.
After all that mess downstairs with the ticket machine I was finally up at the platform and was waiting for the tramAfter all that mess downstairs with the ticket machine I was finally up at the platform and was waiting for the tram

Best seat in the house
Best seat in the house in Berlin

Had to change the bus in Hamburg
Had to change the bus in Hamburg and had the same great seat again. BTW from Stuttgart to Poland I had to fork out 74€. From Poland to Berlin and Berlin to Groningen and back to Stuttgart it was a bit less than 74€. Must be the 2 extra girls they do not have here?

Groningen

Dee, Gerben and Jouke where on a camp ground in Groningen. This way Gerben could work on the house boat that is docked there now. Dee’s brother and Cousin where there as well. So the camper was full and the two poor Thai guys had to sleep in the tent in front of the camper. Which is quite nice when it is summer but this is Dutchland and this is a Dutch summer. Sunshine and nice in the morning, cold wind and heavy rain at noon and a mild breeze in the afternoon. And in the night it can go down all the way to what we would call Fall in Germany.
From the Bus Station that is at the Train Station and that is where my bus was stopping I had the local bus to the camp ground. Did reach it and 5 seconds later we where off. Saved me 45 minutes waiting.

One of the millions of channels
One of the millions of channels

Bus has to stop at the open bridge
There are some bridges that do not move and some you can lift so bigger boats can move at the channels. It feels a bit like a train crossing but no train – a ship that is much slower.

Evening view from the camper
Evening view from the camper

View from the camper
View from the camper in the morning

Morning at the camp ground. Took the picture from the restaurant. Our camper is about half the way down at the right
Morning at the camp ground. Took the picture from the restaurant. Our camper is about half the way down at the right

Water and bridges everywhere round Groningen
Water and bridges everywhere

Church on the way to the supermarket
Church on the way to the supermarket

Church on the way to the supermarket
And another church

Gerben and his boat
Gerben and his boat. There is a big concrete bowl underneath. In the end this whole thing are 3 small flats. Would love to see the result!

Dee wants to play
Dee wants to play Hair Dresser. Good thing she has a child that does not really say “No!”

Morning at the comp ground
Morning at the comp ground

Nice Dutch morning
Nice Dutch morning – only 15 minutes after the last picture!

Jouke likes to be in control
Jouke likes to be in control

Had only a few days in Groningen. Next stop Stuttgart to prepare for the next leg of Summer Trip 2016!

Best seat on the bus
Best seat on the bus – again!