Those who love puns and camels are in the right place at Kamelenmelkerij Smits. Cheerful camel farmer Frank takes us on a camel safari for more than two hours on the camel dairy farm (kamelenmelkerij in Dutch) in Berlicum.
Thanks to the Australian television series McLeod’s Daughters, I am walking with an alpaca through the Drenthe forests today. Near Steenwijk, Yvonne and Peter from AlpacaOord provide forest walks with alpacas. They were one of the first to organize the walks.
Do you feel like you could use some inner peace and me-time? A yoga holiday or yoga weekend in the Netherlands is wonderfully relaxing and consists of so much more than just yoga. Fantastic accommodations, beautiful walks, healthy food, and more. Check the list with great options for yoga retreats in the Netherlands.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s cheese. Fortunately, the Netherlands is known for its cheese, so you can visit cheese markets in Alkmaar, Edam, Gouda, and Woerden. But what can you expect from a Dutch cheese market?
A stone’s throw (depending on how far you can throw) from Amsterdam are the beautiful Dutch villages of Volendam and Marken. They have been tourist hotspots for years because they are so very Dutch. There is plenty to do for a day of fun: from the traditional tourist photo to badass cruising on a fat bike. Let go explore Volendam!
A somewhat self-respecting Dutchie has been to Keukenhof at least once in their life. Right? But is it worth the trouble of heavy traffic jams?
Oysters: you hate them or you love them. I love them. Especially when they are free! Did you know you can pick oysters for free in the Netherlands? Just go to Zeeland. My friends and I have declared our Zeeland oyster expedition an annual tradition. Tag along!
A few years ago, we all went hiking with alpacas. Now you can also walk with donkeys. Is the donkey the new alpaca? I don’t know, but I do know I really like the donkey walk!
I’m very lucky: I live in Amsterdam. So I get home quickly after an evening concert in the Ziggo Dome or AFAS Live or after a late football match in the Johan Cruijff Arena. But a hotel nearby is quite nice if you live a little further away! So these are your options near the event venues.