Secretly kissing and sticking chewing gum in the ginkies, climbing the highest mountain in Flevoland, and eating a Dikkertje. Only on Urk! The former island is ideal for a day out in the Netherlands. Naturally, I must eat some fish and stroll along the harbor, as any tourist should. But Urk has more to offer. Let’s go! Let’s go!
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.
Urk: where the men row to Ommelebommelestién and wear gold earrings. It is the most pastoral community in the Netherlands, and even though Urk was already connected to the mainland in 1939, the people remain islanders.
Soaking up Dutch nature is already possible in just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam’s busy center. The Stelling van Amsterdam (the Amsterdam defense line) is a 135-kilometer long defense line full of fortresses, nature, walking routes, and hikes.
Have you ever hear of Amsterdam Castle? You may have heard it called this, but the Dutch call it Muiderslot Castle. Though it’s confusing as the famous castle is not in Amsterdam – you can find it in the fortified city of Muiden. Still pretty close to Amsterdam. Visit the iconic (Amsterdam) castle and discover what else you can do in Muiden.