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Oct 4, 2005 - M: Vermeer's Delft and The Hague

From Brussels we took a daytrip to The Hague and Delft, following in the footsteps of the Dutch Masters. The otherwise minuscule Mauritshuis museum in The Hague houses a good number of grand paintings: Vermeer's The Girl with Pearl Earring, Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson and two self-portraits. The museum's unexpected gift to the admirer of Dutch School paintings is an exhaustive collection of Franz Van Mieris works, the absolute master of light and incredibly realistic renditions of silk and velvet garments. Delft is where Vermeer lived and...

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Skipping Stones

Sep 12, 2005 - Laatste week Nederland

Nog een week!! Ons voorgenomen om deze laatste week zoveel mogelijk oerhollandse dingen te eten. Vandaag dus door het prachtige duinlandschap naar Wassenaar gefietst. En in het late zomerzonnetje aan zee genoten van een grote portie poffertjes. In de verte het uitzicht op Scheveningen, Katwijk en Noordwijk.

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wilschut en de witt

Sep 11, 2005 - Mark (30) en Marieke gaan op reis

Van onze correspondent DEN HAAG Van half september 2005 tot half maart 2006 verkennen Wilschut en de Witt het Amerikaanse continent van Zuid naar Noord. Maandagmorgen 19 september om 12.50 zullen beide reislustigen vertrekken vanaf onze nationale luchthaven (voor de Noorderlingen: dit is niet Eelde Airport) met vlucht nr. UA0947. Na een stop van twee dagen in Washington DC zal de tocht richting Buenos Aires worden aanvaard. Via de Andes en midden Amerika zal uiteindelijk San Diego de eindbestemming worden. Belevenissen van het illustere...

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wilschut en de witt

Aug 27, 2005 - Netherlands - Rotterdam

Highlights of 27th August 2005 Rest Day Leisurely stroll through Rotterdam Lunch at Mad Mick's Chinese Markets Planned Europe travels With KB in Rotterdam on 27th Aug 05 Surprisingly we are going to designate today a rest and laundry day. We went for a wander to find a cafe that had internet access. The Chinatown Markets were along the way that was pretty interesting. The canal was a little dirty, but the rest of the city is beautiful and clean. The cafe was called Mad Mick's. Lunch was pretty good and we were able to hookup to the...

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Jul 15, 2005 - Rotterdam, Netherlands

July 13 - 14 The main reason we came to Rotterdam was to visit some friends we made in South East Asia, Sebastiaan and Noel. We did however manage to see some funky architecture, the Maritime museum and take a boat tour of the shipping ports. In Holland a lot of the newer(50years or less) buildings are very modern looking but then you find out they were actually built in the 60s, very hard to tell when things were built. The huge ships in the ports can be loaded in less than day and it is 25km of water ways to the open sea. We had a good...

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Jun 14, 2005 - The Running Man Part 1

Talk about a rushed day, as I write I'm on a train heading to Paris with sweat tricking down me. It was up early to find accommodation in Paris. I've got a tentative they had room this morning but they wouldn't take a booking over the phone from Amsterdam. Reassuring. Nowhere else I found had a bed. We'll see if I have any luck. Make it to the train station in time but get in the wrong que. When I find the right que I have to wait. Finally get my ticket validated and reserve a seat into Paris. Had three minutes to get to the other side of...

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Jun 5, 2005 - The Hague, The Netherlands

Who knew a city could start with the word 'the'? Well this one so does. It's a splendid city but we came here with the purpose of witnessing the Milosevic Trial at the International Tribunal on Yugoslavia. It was interesting to the max although not for Slobodan- he appeared pretty bored. If you haven't tried a McKroket, it's a delicacy only sold in Netherlands McDonald's and is basically deep fried gravy on a bun coupled with horseradish sauce. Not so good. Not really that bad. But not good.

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May 26, 2005 - Holland & Belgium (The Hague, Antwerp, Utrecht, Amsterdam)

Hello everyone, Well I've made it across to Europe and am getting over my jet lag in Holland. Weather for the first couple of days was very chilly and I think I've caught a bit of a cold. It's warming up now and meant to be 30 by the weekend however, so hopefully some heat will clear things up. Met up with family in The Hague for my cousins final music masters performance, and we had a nice day trip to Delft - the home of all that blue and white china. Drove down to Antwerpen (Belgium) for the day yesterday. Last time I was there was an...

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May 23, 2005 - Edam to Leiden

Amsterdam is such a beautiful city, you never want to leave - and we nearly didn't. Let's just say that Marcus' map reading skills aren't quite as good in the northern hemisphere. So after a very scenic tour of some of the less desirable suburbs, we were finally ejected onto the main freeway north. After a quick detour we found ourselves cycling along the top of the dykes (fab ocean vistas) and through lovely little villages - hard to believe that busy Amsterdam was less than 10 km away. The cycing was good and fast - as we had a (cold)...

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Mar 29, 2005 - Amsterdam

Helaas onze reis zit erop. We hebben 6 maanden kunnen genieten van al het goede (en soms ook het slechte) dat Azie te bieden heeft. We zijn blij dat we weer thuis zijn, onze eigen spullen hebben en niet meer uit een tas leven. Toch vinden we het ook wel jammer dat de reis is afgelopen en het serieuze leven weer begint. Froukje begint in april weer bij Gooi-Noord en Bas is hard op zoek naar een baan. De reis is echt een geweldige belevenis geworden en zelfs veel beter dan we van tevoren hadden verwacht. We hebben ervaringen en indrukken...

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Mar 12, 2005 - Brussels and Berlin-UPDATED

So I am finally in Berlin. It was quite a gruling journey. I left Brussels at noon on Friday, and did not make it to my Hostel in Berlin until 2am early Saturday morning. I had to change trains about 6 times, many of them in The Netherlands. And then, my train was late in arriving to Hannover and I missed the train to Berlin, which I had a reservation for. It ended up being a blessing in disguise though. I had to change my reservation to a later time... and I did it all in German. That may not sound like a big deal, but I knew the guy...

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Feb 14, 2005 - Delft, Netherlands

For this week in Delft, we discovered that accomodation is very hard to find, printing in uber-expensive, and the campus is quite a distance away from the city centre. Walkable, but far, and the buses can't get into the centre because the streets are so narrow and usually in the centre is a canal separating the directions of the street. So to counter all of this, we found a flat to rent instead (yep, we have a house!!!), we rented bicycles to get around the city, and we took our printing to Amsterdam for the weekend. First of all, Simon...

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