People from Rotterdam like to say “geen woorden, maar daden” which means don’t talk, but act. Living in a harbor means working hard for many people and although goods mainly come in containers nowadays, the idea that working hard is important is still a characteristic of people from Rotterdam. So that’ sway they like to […]

Cube houses

Bridges at Giethoorn


Giethoorn is a small village at the northern part of the Netherlands. Although it’s just small, it is called the Venice of the Netherlands or Venice of the North because of it’s location at the water with many canals and not many roads. Actually, many houses can only be reached by boat or by small […]

The Markthal

The Markthal This year (2014) the new Markthal in Rotterdam was opened by queen Maxima. The Markthal which means market hall was made following examples in other cities like Copenhagen, Stockholm and Valencia. Almost every large city has one: an indoor food market. A lively market hall which is bursting at the seams with fresh […]

Markthal, opened in October 2014

Oia at Santorini


History The island which caused the end of Atlantis The beauty of Santorini is caused mainly by the breathtaking location of the villages of Fira and Oia on the edge of a volcano crater. The crater was created by a huge volcanic eruption which destroyed the island almost completely. In fact only the crater edge […]

Around Norway

Netherlands – Skørping (Denmark) This post is about a trip to Norway. Starting point is the Netherlands. From the Netherlands the trip goes to Skørping in Denmark. It is a trip of around 900 km. In Skørping we stayed the night in hotel Comwell Rebild Bakker, which is mainly a conference hotel. For staying just […]

One of the ships in the Viking ship museum in Oslo