Walk on the beach and in the dunes of Breskens and look at the beach "häusgen". - Pure relaxation. - Afterwards we decide to follow the migratory birds further south and make our way to Calais. Although we follow the coast through Flanders, we leave...
Our next step takes us to the beach, in Breskens. For years, one of our hotspots on this coastal strip. Our favorites: "Tapasschotel de Luxe", alternatively the spare ribs (for all meat lovers), or "Tapas uit de Zee" for all vegetarians. One...
This Dutch province is not only for people from the Ruhrpott one of the first addresses at the Dutch sea. For us, it was once again a glimpse into the past. Independently of each other, we spent a lot of time here. At the Brouwersdam, where...
In Oostvorne we stop at Peter en Tude van de Polder. We quickly find a cozy spot by the paddock. (Clean, friendly, uncomplicated and therefore highly recommended.) Realization of the day: Trust your heart, instead of the guidebook.
True to our motto - 315degrees- we now set course for De Pier Strandweg, in The Hague. The famous pier in Scheveningen is considered a real icon of the Dutch coast and is supposedly the most popular beach in all of Holland. - So why haven't we been...
With the VW California to Holland
Holland is the hottest city in the world
Holland or the Netherlands - which? Actually, it doesn't matter - the main thing is beautiful and the main thing is the sea. We would be lying if we said it was different for Torgit and me. Holland actually combines so much of what we love: Coasts, beaches, sea, camping and ... freedom.
It's all cheese in Holland anyway, isn't it? Well, not everything. Above all, the development of the bike paths in Holland is impressive - the city of Cologne could really take a leaf out of the book. But what we have in common with the Dutch is camping. You regularly see them on German highways with their motor homes, easily recognizable by their yellow license plates. Sometimes Torgit and I have the feeling that 50% of Holland's 17.28 million inhabitants are on vacation at the same time when we're on the road back home.
The best thing about camping with your own van? You only have to worry about a campsite and food, everything else is always with you. Our VW California T5.1 "Hector" was with us from the beginning - and even if we have since parted with him. So the adventure Holland, which was also the first of the larger tour, we experienced together.
The most beautiful places by the sea
The Hague - Torgit and I were not able to see the old town and the museums of The Hague - where works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Mondrian are also exhibited - during this visit, and - to our great regret - we also did not have enough time to get to know more campsites in Scheveningen. Whereby we really would have liked to do that, since we both also have a weakness for beautiful architecture. Maybe next time - because this will certainly not have been the last vacation at the refreshing North Sea. As a "Must See" of The Hague, the pier of Scheveningen was recommended to us - here we also stopped and enjoyed the tranquility of the North Sea coast.
Zeeland, by the way, has nothing to do with New Zealand - Zeeland is a province in Holland that I last visited a few decades ago. A lot has changed here since my last visit. Some of you may be familiar with the town of Renesse, which has become quite a tourist and photographer hotspot for some time. However, we did not want to go there - after all, we are not about
Fun Fact: The distance from Amsterdam to Zeeland is 132km.
On the beach of Breskens
Where is Breskens in Holland actually located? Breskens is located in the province of Zeeland and is the northernmost district of the municipality of Sluis in Zeeuws Vlaanderen. Our favorite spot there? The Beachhouse 25. We originally wanted to visit the Café Aan Zee, but then we were drawn relatively quickly in the direction of the south, to experience more sea. That's why Breskens was our last stop in Holland before crossing the border to Normandy. Here we also have a good tip for anyone who Breskens as a vacation destination anpeilt - you can read in the respective blog post. The small village has really beautiful beaches, a cute lighthouse and who wants can also cross at the port with the ferry from Breskens to Vlissingen.
Did you know that the flag of Holland is the oldest of the tricolor flags? Its origin can be traced back to the orange-white-blue prince's flag. This was used for the Watergeusen during the Dutch rebellion against the Spanish besiegers; this rebellion triggered the 80 Years War.
Torgit and I will definitely travel to the Netherlands again in the future and then also explore other cities in Holland. But no matter where it will pull us: We hope you will be with us again!