Holland in Houseboat: tulips e camping

holland in houseboat wind mill

As you have seen from my social profiles, it’s been a bit ‘of time from my trip to Nepal  and this time I did good tour in Holland and there we sailed on houseboat thanks a Le Boat.

holland in houseboat ready to go

Holland in houseboat

We left by car from Alexandria and in one night we arrived at our destination.

holland in houseboat go trought the canals

A quick explanation on the rail of the boat and  we went to discover these beautiful canals.

holland in houseboat go trought the canals

The interior of the boat is very well kept, almost entirely of wood, clean and new.

holland in houseboat go trought the canals

The cabins are very spacious and the  upper deck is large. The captain of the boat was my dad and at the end of the holiday had become really good at driving it.

holland in houseboat under the bridgeOne of the small problems we encountered was to pass under the bridges: they could not overcome all bridge and you had to be very careful to the heights, to the time, openings,

holland in houseboat over the bridge

…Under some really we past to a few centimeters.

holland in houseboat by bike in the country

Holland by bike

Every now we made a stop and we tied the boat.

holland in houseboat by bike in the country

We took our bikes loaded on and off in the middle of nature, or to the villages in the Holand. It was fun to do the races with my mom, but I won almost always!

holland in houseboat by bike: the white storks

When we went in the middle of nature was really great to see a lot of birds that nested in those places.

holland in houseboat by bike: the white storks

The white storks were really magnificent when they  flew were elegant!

holland in houseboat by bike: playgrounds

In every village we have visited, I have always found a playground.

holland in houseboat by bike: playgrounds

It is very different from ours: there were swings, pulley, slides and each country had a typical game. All in perfect working order and well kept.

holland in houseboat by bike: the big dam

One day we went up in the northern part of Holland and despite the windy and the stormy my mom and I went to bike up on top of the big dam.

holland in houseboat by bike: bad weather

There was a absurd cold , but it was worth it because the view from up there was spectacular and really see the difference between the high waves out into the open sea, and tranquility inside it was very interesting.

Fields of tulips

We returned to the boat all wet and very tired, but happy.

holland in houseboat color tulips

To the south we found a large number of fields of tulips of all colors, from classic red to yellow, fuchsia, purple and many other colors. The view was magnificent: large expanses of all colors.

holland in houseboat fields of color tulips

We had the opportunity to enter into a field and take some pictures in the fields of tulips.

holland in houseboat camping on the lake

Camping near the lake

When we gave back the boat, our trip continued for several days around the Holand in camping.

holland in houseboat camping on the lake

For me it was the first time and sleep in a tent, I found it really fun and adventurous.

holland in houseboat camping on the lake

At every camping, there were at least two playgrounds all beautiful.

Surf lesson

holland in houseboat learning surf

In the last camping where we were on Easter Sunday I tried even windsurfing.

holland in houseboat learning surf

I enjoyed it very much, even though at first I was always in the water and I could not stand up.

holland in houseboat learning surf

When I started to learn a bit and I learn to stay on the board the teacher did me a lot of compliments.

holland in houseboat learning surf

The most difficult thing was to hear the explanations in English, translate it in my mind and follow his directions quickly.

holland in houseboat in the centre of the town

 

Overall it was a holiday that has remained in my heart and I hope to repeat.

After so many absurd places like Nepal … I really need to see some civilized country! Who knows where it will take us to the next holiday?

holland in houseboat in the centre of the town

 

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