Virtual Tour 38: Random Dutch Views

Low levels of inspiration today. So today’s offering is a selection of photographs taken from Dutch cycling paths.

Unusual for it to be so still in the Netherlands. The almost constant wind makes up for the lack of hills. This was taken on the way to Moerkapelle.

Rippled water is the norm.

Looking down one of the canals in Utrecht.

Sheep are used to keep the grass short. This one wasn’t bothered by bicycles passing by.

Elvis lives in Harmelen.

The Drie Molens (Three Mills) in Leidschendam. They were built around 1672 to pump out excess groundwater resulting from extensive peat cutting. These mills now run once a month, on a Saturday.

Idyllic in Woerden.

More wildlife along the canal in Barwoutswaarder.

This sculpture is on the outskirts of Zoetermeer.

Water management Dutch style. The canal in the foreground is about ten feet above the one leading off into the distance.

One rogue in a sea of yellow.

Appelgebak met slagroom en koffie verkeerd (apple pie with cream and “wrong coffee”).

Koffie verkeerd is a typical Dutch way of consuming coffee: half automatic drip coffee and half warm milk. It’s called “wrong” because traditionally coffee only contains a “wolkje“, a small cloud, of milk.

The standard post-ride order at the koffiehuis.

4 response to "Virtual Tour 38: Random Dutch Views"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: June 27, 2020

    Ha, ha. I get it. Low level of inspiration indeed. We’ve never visited this part of Europe, but it looks well worth the time. For thirty years we’ve been saying we’re saving the flat lands for when we get old, and I think the time is coming.

    • By: Alchemyrider Posted: June 28, 2020

      Ha ha yes.

      I find that increasing age = a greater preference for flatter terrain and more teeth on the largest rear cog.

  2. By: Rocky Posted: June 30, 2020

    Looks amazing! I’m glad to see Scott finally thinking about flatter country!

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