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Alkmaar to De Rijp: North Holland, Netherlands Alkmaar to De Rijp: North Holland, Netherlands

We visited the most beautiful country town of De Rijp this morning. Just a glimpse for you below. Situated in the middle of farming country, for anyone looking for that perfect peaceful place for relaxing, this would have to be one of the best. Small cafes, restaurants, a few B&B, waterways, history, some interesting museums, small boat […]

Alkmaar to Spijkerboor: Netherlands Alkmaar to Spijkerboor: Netherlands

A lovely rainy day in which we motored toward the tiny town of De Rijp. The final bridge was, sadly, too low and not a lifter, so Bob motored Gratis into a free berth in front of the closed B&B. There, we spent the afternoon relaxing, whilst the rain continued falling.

Alkmaar, Netherlands Alkmaar, Netherlands

  Settled inside the marina, away from the barge traffic, Bob and I settled into to explore Alkmaar. In one word, ‘delightful’ describes the township of Alkmaar perfectly. We loved the few canals that surrounded the old centre as we wended our way through them in Little G2. The  old Protestant – ex Catholic  – church […]