Category: Landscape

High water in the floodplains of the river IJssel

Risk of flooding – how to keep your feet dry (3)

So you planned to visit Holland. Welcome! You’ve probably made a list of all the places you want to visit. Here I’ll have some useful information you can…

Marker Wadden: a new archipelago

East of  Amsterdam a new archipelago is created: the Marker Wadden. The area is until now the Markermeer (Marker Lake), a 700 km2 freshwater lake. In 1976 this lake…

How to keep your feet dry (2)

The first dikes in the Netherlands were built in the 7th century. Monks created these dikes to prevent the sea from flooding the land. Long before that, people…

Naardermeer at daybreak

Discover the Naardermeer at daybreak

Discover one of the oldest protected nature reserves in the Netherlands at daybreak: the Naardermeer.  Spot many waterbirds like  purple herons and black sterns and enjoy the beautiful…

German language sign at Lai da Tuma, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland at the source of the Rhine.

That mighty river the Rhine

I live 100 meters away from the Rhine, that famous European river. Romans in their empire used it for transport. It was then considered a border between civilisation…

How to keep your feet dry (1)

As you may know, the western part of our country lies below sea level. At some places more than 5 metres. Fortunately, there are the dikes that protect…

Take a walk on the bottom of the sea

Last summer, we were on holiday in Friesland and Groningen. From our basecamp,  camping It dreamlân in Kollumerpomp, near Dokkum, we visited Schiermonnikoog, canoed between the meadows and…