9 reasons to explore Holland by houseboat

explore Holland by houseboat birdwatching

Explore Holland by houseboat

Holland is beautiful. Wonderful. But you know that the good way to explore is by canals and the houseboat is the perfect way.

1 – Nature and birds.

Birdwatching is very easy and you can see all birds at all hours of the day and night.

explore Holland by houseboat birdwatching

When we arrive with houseboat they fly all together and they’re majestic.

explore Holland by houseboat birdwatching

What’s more beautiful than watching the majestic flight of storks?

explore Holland by houseboat storks

Then swans, ducks, geese, ducks, herons, cormorants, … and so on. I discovered here that a swan to fly up needs a huge space!

explore Holland by houseboat birdwatching

View from near the nests and these huge birds is very interesting for adults and children. All the while comfortably seated on the deck of our houseboat enjoying the warm spring sun.

explore Holland by houseboat relax on the deck

I had never seen swan’s nest. It’s easy here. This couple of swans living directly in the harbour (here Strands Horst the base of Le Boat) and their nest has seven eggs waiting to hatch.

explore Holland by houseboat nature and animals

– Landscape.

explore Holland by houseboat landscape

Holland is an explosion of colors. The clouds moving extremely fast by wind allow the sun to illuminate the green fields, the blue waters and colors of tulips to create plays of light that are heaven for any photographer.

explore Holland by houseboat landscape

Wonderful views where you dock the houseboat to spend the night.

3 – Moorings.

explore Holland by houseboat landscape

Which are carried out directly in the town or in the middle of the countryside, for the night or for lunch, always ensure peace and relaxation. They marked on the maps and dot the land.

explore Holland by houseboat landscape and barbecue bbq

What’s better for a location like this, in the middle of nowhere for a barbecue?

explore Holland by houseboat landscape and barbecue bbq

I tell you: this other location. Directly below the mill, a short walk from the historic center, so you can lunch and relax.

explore Holland by houseboat wind mills

You can admire the boats go by and you come out by bicycle. Don’t forget the bike, it’s essential! For comfort and convenience you can rent directly to the houseboat.

explore Holland by houseboat wind mills

4 – Cheese

You may not know anything about Holland if you don’t taste the cheeses. The shops are a delight to the palate (the endless delicacies are available to testing) and also for the view.

explore Holland by houseboat cheese

5 – Wind mills.

Many well preserved. All the same and all so different. Fascinating. Some of them working is easy to spend hours to admire the elegant blades turn.

explore Holland by houseboat wind mills

You meet anywhere along the journey, marked on the maps, so you don’t lose even one.

explore Holland by houseboat wind mills

In some areas you can admire three or four together, there to be photographed.

explore Holland by houseboat wind mills

6 – Tulips.

explore Holland by houseboat tulips

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy of explosion of color, unique in Europe and perhaps in the world. Hectares endless multicolored.

explore Holland by houseboat tulips

Reserved only for their many SSD: you will need all!

explore Holland by houseboat tulips

7 – Bicycle.

A must here in Holland, after a few days you’ll wonder how is possible to live without. Unfortunately, upon returning home … you’ll wonder how you could ever think of using always as they do here, but that’s another story.

explore Holland by houseboat tulips and bicycle

The amount of bike lanes is almost endless and you need just a few minutes to load and unload your bike from houseboat and you can go to explore the area.

explore Holland by houseboat in the town

Whether you’re in the open countryside to admire the animals or in the middle of town where wonderful cafes and pub are everywhere, you’ll not know which to choose, it doesn’t matter. Holland and bicycles are inseparable.

explore Holland by houseboat bicycle and dam

Then you’ll also get the water… and the wind, and the storm! But no matter. It’s part of the game. One advice. When you put the bike on the stand on the pier… beware the wind!

explore Holland by houseboat bicycle and wind

8 – Canals.

The houseboat allows a unique perspective.

explore Holland by houseboat canals

Then, we discover charming villages that seem to come from fairy tales.

explore Holland by houseboat canals

It has the feeling of entering a bit in the house of Dutch, admiring their gardens and peering into their corners to relax, always by channels.

explore Holland by houseboat canals

You’ll discover that in summer, in the canals, you can also swim.

explore Holland by houseboat canals

When you enter into this very small canals, your captain at the helm dell’houseboat will be anything but happy (I don’t tell you what my husband told!), but the feeling of surfing in a narrow channel, a little more off of the boat is really great!

explore Holland by houseboat canals and bridge

You’ll also discover some interesting facts, like this Datch method used to pay the passage of some bridges. But every day will surprise you. Here the methods of fishing relaxing for shelter from the wind waiting fish.

explore Holland by houseboat canals and bridge

9 – Houseboat

Recommend in this country. Comfortable, practical and functional. The houseboats of Le Boat are all new, well maintained, spacious and spotless. Good for adults and children, practical and manageable to drive and you don’t need a driver’s license. I refer you to other posts dedicated to the details, in the meantime, you can visit their website to realize that coverage in the Europe with their services.

We opted for this: the Clipper. Beautiful and spacious and with a bathroom for each cabin!

explore Holland by houseboat

Info:
LE BOAT
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