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Outdoor weekend tip The Hague

The fall break is just around the corner and the kids are anxious to go outside, to run through the forest and collect some fall treasures. You enjoy nature in a more relaxed way. You love to wander in a peaceful forest, taking in the different fall colors.  Well,  if you’re spending the holidays in the Netherlands, here’s my outdoor weekend tip The Hague for the whole family.

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Summer tulips: dahlias. Photoblog of a flower show garden

…other dahlias are in between summer & autumn

The end of the tulip season is never a happy one. The sight of the sea of colours brings so much joy and happiness. Once the tulips are gone, what is there to look forward to? Well, dahlias! You could call them the summer tulips. Just like tulips they’re bulb flowers, they’re amazingly colourful, with lots of varieties and there are fields full of them. Here’s an photo impression of the dahlia show garden near Keukenhof.  Read more

Rooftop Greenhouse Tour Urban Farmers The Hague

The view is spectacular. From the rooftop on the 6th floor you can see all of The Hague. When you squint your eyes you can even see the Westland. The area where they grow and have been growing fruit & vegetables in greenhouses on the ground for centuries. The year is 2017 and we are at Urban Farmers The Hague, standing in a rooftop greenhouse full of vegetables, fruit and…fish?!

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Early autumn on The Hague road to Scheveningen

The other day, it was still August, I was on my way to my favourite summer bike path: the Scheveningseweg. When I got there I was  amazed that the trees already showed some signs of autumn. The colours made me smile, but I wondered if it was an early autumn on The Hague road to Scheveningen. Today, the 1st of September, on the official day of metereological fall, I found some answers.

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De Stijl open air museum Leiden

It’s like the orange madness, only in primary colours.  It is in every city in the Netherlands. Everywhere. You can’t turn a corner without bumping into a red-white-blue and yellow & black decoration or object. It’s what happened to me. I was in Leiden for my regularly city walk. Walked through the city centre, into one of the historical streets. Turned the corner and there it was: a De Stijl open air museum Leiden.

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