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.
When we arrive with houseboat they fly all together and they’re majestic.
What’s more beautiful than watching the majestic flight of storks?
Then swans, ducks, geese, ducks, herons, cormorants, … and so on. I discovered here that a swan to fly up needs a huge space!
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.
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.
2 – 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.
Wonderful views where you dock the houseboat to spend the night.
3 – Moorings.
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.
What’s better for a location like this, in the middle of nowhere for a barbecue?
I tell you: this other location. Directly below the mill, a short walk from the historic center, so you can lunch and relax.
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.
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.
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.
You meet anywhere along the journey, marked on the maps, so you don’t lose even one.
In some areas you can admire three or four together, there to be photographed.
6 – Tulips.
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy of explosion of color, unique in Europe and perhaps in the world. Hectares endless multicolored.
Reserved only for their many SSD: you will need all!
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.
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.
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.
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!
8 – Canals.
The houseboat allows a unique perspective.
Then, we discover charming villages that seem to come from fairy tales.
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.
You’ll discover that in summer, in the canals, you can also swim.
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!
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.
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!www.leboat.it