A Week in the Netherlands in Fall 2017 – Part 1

February 8, 2018 at 16:24

Visited Dee and Gerben in Spring in Amsterdam. Now they are back in Mirns – a good time to come over for a week and enjoy the quiet countryside.
Got another one of the less than 100€ Euro travel train tickets both ways. Early in the morning I got up and walked down to the bus station.

6:38 at the bus stop - not a nice time for me
6:38 at the bus stop – not a nice time for me

7:13 in the train with a few croissants and coffee
7:13 in the train with a few croissants and coffee

7:56 in a new train - the other one broke down!
7:56 in a new train – the other one broke down! After 20 minutes I can take any train not only the trains that are printed on my ticket. Great on the way back so you can catch a faster train. Does not help on the way to the Netherlands. The last train station is so small that there are only a few trains a day.

9:49 - along the Rhine river
9:49 – along the Rhine river

8 seconds later
8 seconds later

11:57 and some time to kill in Düsseldorf. It is very ugly next to the train station here
11:57 and some time to kill in Düsseldorf. It is very ugly next to the train station here. So I had a beer in the cold and walked back to catch the next train.

13:05 in the next train
13:05 in the next train

14:37 and we are in the Netherlands since 4 minutes!
14:37 and we are in the Netherlands since 4 minutes!

15:47 in the next train in Zwolle train station
15:47 in the next train in Zwolle train station

Big sky with the church tower of Wirdum in the back
Big sky with the church tower of Wirdum in the back

16:58 at Leuwarden train station
16:58 at Leuwarden train station

17:47 close to ‎⁨Wijtgaard⁩ in ⁨Friesland
17:47 close to ‎⁨Wijtgaard⁩ in ⁨Friesland

And finally at 17:56 in Stavoren⁩ - only 63 minutes late

The old part of Stavoren is built at the harbour. From the train station you walk over the bridge and you are right in the center
The old part of Stavoren⁩ is build at the harbour. From the train station, you walk over the bridge and you are right in the centre. Somehow it is amazing how you can travel from a big city to nowhere with a few train rides. Still, I do not really like to ride the train. Hmmm.

View from the bridge
View from the bridge

Walked down to the shore line to catch a view over the water
Walked down to the shore line to catch a view over the water

This is what I call a room with a view - if you have this room
This is what I call a room with a view – if you have this room

The light towers mark the way for the ships to get to the harbour
The light towers mark the way for the ships to get to the harbour

Walked back to the city supermarket for some food and Gerben
Walked back to the city supermarket for some food. Gerben will pick me up from here.

Nice one!
Nice one!

2,19 € for a small bag of pimped toast bread?
2,19 € for a small bag of pimped toast bread?

There he is - Gerben with the Yellow Submarine
There he is – Gerben with the Yellow Submarine

Close to Warns - the dike to the right
Close to Warns – the dike to the right

Friendly Frieslanders
Friendly Frieslanders

Most of the road is on the dike - great views!
Most of the road is on the dike – great views!

A nice drive that is
A nice drive that is

Sunset at the house in Mirns
Sunset at the house in Mirns

Hello!
Hello!

The house
The house

Nestled in a green corner
Nestled in a green corner

It comes with a little shed full of garden chairs and stuff
It comes with a little shed full of garden chairs and stuff

The garden towards the water in the day
The garden towards the water in the day

Happy Monkey
Happy Monkey

Hello horse!
Hello horse!

Even more happy monkey
Even more happy monkey

Beer o clock - waiting for the show
Beer o clock – waiting for the show

This chair!
This chair!

Now that is what I call great cinema
Now that is what I call great cinema

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